Label: Nuclear War
A reissue of SABBAT's second album, Evoke, originally released in 1992. Although the similarities to earlier recordings are unmistakable, Evoke distinguished itself as a clearly new step in the band’s evolution. Most notably, founding member and original guitarist, Elizaveat, had decided to leave SABBAT permanently during the band’s recording hiatus of the late-1980s, though he returned for his swan song on Envenom. During this transitional period prior to the first album, SABBAT found its replacement for Elizaveat in Temis Osmond. Osmond officially assumed the full-time guitar duties vacated by Elizaveat, which is evident not only in his style of playing, but also in a shift in songwriting tendencies that is demonstrated on this second album. CD version includes an obi strip authentically designed by a member of the Japanese black/thrash band, Evil.