Evolvent – Whatever Happens (2015)


Arriving from France this week we have Evolvent and their sophomore release “Whatever Happens”. Catering to fans of Visions of Atlantis, Trail of Tears and Voices of Destiny, this band delivers ten excellent tracks that are quite enjoyable thanks to their commanding female vocals and creative song structures.

Immediately after the intro we have the superbly catchy “Win or Die”, a song that showcases Emma Elvaston’s talents and the band’s knack for atmospheric compositions. As things progress to catchier and craftier songs like “Hurricane” and “Love Doesn’t Love Me”, the band shows their versatility with solid riffs and very precise drumming, with some growls thrown into the mix.

For fans of the traditional ballad in these types of releases, “Our Fate” will surely satisfy your craving and further intoxicate you with Emma’s graceful vocals. Featuring a crystal-clear production, songs like “Over the seasons and Time”, “Embrace” and “Whatever Happens” shine thanks to every single detail being perfectly highlighted by the mix. This is one of the most important things in Symphonic/Gothic Metal release really allowing the music to shine and differentiate the band from the rest.

Closing with “Siempre”, our favorite song in this release, the band crafts a very different vibe than the rest of the songs. This song features lush string instruments and excellent male and female vocal performances instantly standout. Overall, “Whatever Happens” is a very diverse release that will be greatly welcomed by fans of the genre. This French band is quite talented and we hope to see them release more quality releases in the future.

Band: Evolvent Album: Whatever Happens

Label: Bernett Records

Release: March 2nd, 2015

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Genre: Symphonic/Gothic Metal

Country: France

Rating: 87/100

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