Evangelion are a band from Switzerland that plays a very old school and melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Sacro Macello" which will be released in November by Auric Records.
Fire burning sounds and bells start off the ep while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length. Folk elements can also be heard briefly along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style and the riffs also add in a great amount of melody as well as most of the vocals being grim black metal screams.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard while the music goes back to the 90's era of Swedish black and death metal. Growls can also be heard in some parts of the songs along with the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with some spoken word parts which also gives the music a ritualistic feeling at times and clean singing also being used in some parts of the tracks, classical guitars and synths can also be heard briefly and the ep also closes with an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album dealing with the 30's Year War.
In my opinion Evangelion are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Sacro Marcello". 8 out of 10.