Invocation (Sympathy album)

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Studio album by Sympathy
Released 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Technical death metal
Length 47:39
Label Fear Dark
Sympathy chronology
Arcane Path

Invocation is the 2002 debut album by the Canadian technical death metal band Sympathy. The album was published by Fear Dark, a Dutch record label.

Although suffering from low production values, the album got positive feedback in underground metal circles and magazines such as BW & BK and was mentioned in Metal Maniacs magazine as one of the reader's albums of the year for 2002.[1] Noted for solid songwriting, Sympathy has since re-recorded several of the album's songs with better production.

The music features deep growling, occasional shrieking, heavily-distorted guitar sound, plenty of tempo-changes and atonal riffs, some symphonic keyboards and computer drums. "Prelude and Toccata in e Minor" is a piano instrumental, and "Christus Factus Est" features operatic female vocals. The album cover was done by Jeffray Arwadi of Soundmind Graphics, also known as the guitarist/vocalist for the Indonesian avant-garde metal band Kekal.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Invocation" - 4:24
  2. "Fey Illusion" - 4:13
  3. "Occupy" - 5:05
  4. "Circle of Light" - 5:16
  5. "Final Ordeal" - 4:47
  6. "Cup of Demons" - 4:13
  7. "Arise" - 4:04
  8. "Realm of Disease" - 5:01
  9. "Prelude and Toccata in e Minor" - 2:18
  10. "Christus Factus Est" - 2:54
  11. "Immolation of the Dragon" - 2:24
  12. "Death of the Immortals" - 2:17


  1. ^ Morrow, Matt. "Sympathy Interview". The Whipping Post. Retrieved 2004-09-08.