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Review: Argath - I Invoke
I Invoke

Label: Independent
Year released: 2003
Duration: 12:59
Tracks: 3
Genre: Black Metal

Review online: November 7, 2003
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
I Invoke

Rated 4/5 (80%) (5 Votes)

It's not been very long since I reviewed Argath's previous demo CD-R, in which I said made me look forward to a full-length release. Well, they decided to torture me by releasing something shorter by a few seconds. Deception? Length-wise, yes, but musically, no. "I Invoke" shows noticeable improvement over its predecessor while still keeping things raw and somewhat under-produced - but I must say once again that Argath does this very well, so it should definitely not be seen as a handicap. Underneath a grim, dark and depressive tone delivered by some traditional Black Metal playing coupled with almost whispered BM vocals lies some interesting guitar work, especially the solo in the third track... Think of a classic heavy metal solo intermixed with raw BM. With these three songs, not only does Argath shows musical progression without compromise (now that's rare), but they managed to pack quite a bit of interesting work in those 13 minutes, giving the listener the feeling that this is in fact much lengthier - in a good way. This doesn't get boring, even after 2-3 hours on repeat play. I still want that full-length though. :)

I stopped giving ratings to short releases a while back, but this would be close to a perfect score. Excellent stuff.

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