Elysion - Someplace Better


7.4 | 42 votes |
Release date: 24 January 2014
Style: Symphonic gothic metal

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01. Made Of Lies
02. Someplace Better
03. Fairytale
04. The Promise
05. Our Fate
06. Awake
07. What Lies Beneath
08. Transparent
09. Breakfree
10. In Despair
11. Changing
12. Made Of Lies [Instrumental] [digipak bonus]
13. Someplace Better [Instrumental] [digipak bonus]

Additional info
Produced by Mark Adrian at ARTemis Studios in Athens, Greece.
Mixed by Dan Certa (We Are The Fallen, Ben Moody, Seether).
Mastered by David Collins Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe.

Guest review by
WayTooManyCDs
Rating:
8.0
Female fronted metal bands are somewhat of a rarity; yes there are a lot of bands with male and female vocalists but few bands have ONLY a female lead. When Anneke van Giersbergen burst on the scene with The Gathering it seemed metal was on the verge of a revolution, van Giersbergen destroyed the assumption that female vocals "couldn't work" in metal and left the doors wide open to unexplored territories. Perhaps she was too far ahead of her time as no one was ready to follow in her footsteps back in 1995. Nearly 15 years later Elysion stepped up with a poppier, more mainstream metal sound to try to capitalize on this mostly untapped area of the metal world...but did they succeed?

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24.01.2014 - 20:28
Rating: 6
The Melting Snow
The songs aren't bad... but they are way too short. At a time when you start expecting a little instrumental part, the song finishes.
Just 2 songs are longer than 4 minutes. Should've had a couple guitar, violins or keyboard solos in there.

It's something between average and good for me.
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13.03.2014 - 16:22
MechanisT
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Reminds me of Lacuna Coil in a very lukewarm-ish way. I don't hear much symphony either, if at all.
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01.04.2014 - 04:45
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 13.03.2014 at 16:22

Reminds me of Lacuna Coil in a very lukewarm-ish way. I don't hear much symphony either, if at all.


I mean, this is Lacuna Coil worshiping at its finest. Clone...yet good.
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19.06.2014 - 17:18
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
This is a bit of a guilty pleasure haha. It matches the debut in terms of quality, if not a bit better.
Nice for those looking for something straight-forward and accessible female fronted metal
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01.12.2014 - 15:22
Rating: 6
Ruchesko
Not quite Elysion, but still good to see Greek metal's catching up with Spain.
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