It was in Italy 2007, when Evenoire took shape with Marco “Bino” Binotto on bass, Daniele “Furo” Foroni on drums, Alessandro “Alex” Gervasi on Guitars, Toshiro Brunelli(ex-Moonchild) on guitars and last to be said, Elisa “Lisy” Stefanoni on vocals as well as flute. A year later they released an EP, “I Will Stay”; so “Vitriol” is their first full-length studio album.
Properly speaking, I was mesmerized by her glorious voice… she definitely carries a tune and adds an extra dimension to their music therefore, I only see eye to eye with people who consider her to be one of the most promising female singers around. “Vitriol” is a mixture of gothic and symphonic metal with a very distinctive medieval/folk approach. Yet, I didn’t fail to notice some odd Metallica style guitars and some scarce brutal vocals. Their lyric themes cover medieval times, myths, love, legends and ghosts. I quite enjoyed most of the songs here, but songs like: “Misleading Paradise” (special guest appearance by German soprano Gaby Koss), “Girl By The Lake”, “Minstrel of Dolomites” and “Wise King” were more of my liking.
Lastly, the album was recorded at Dreamsound Studios in Munich, Germany with Mario Lochert (Emergency Gate, Graveworm, Visions of Atlantis) and it was mastered and mixed by Jan Vacik (Dreamscape) so the production is truly nice.