Invocation (Sympathy album)

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Invocation
Sympathy - Invocation.jpg
Studio album by Sympathy
Released 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Technical death metal
Length 47:39
Label Fear Dark
Sympathy chronology
Invocation
(2002)
Arcane Path
(2004)

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

References[edit]

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