Release Date: September 16th, 2010
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Originality, experimentation and creativity isn’t always a positive in the art of music. A lot of the time it can churn out all messy, unorganised and with one part uncompatible with the part it then leads into, and that’s if you’re lucky. When done right it’s beautiful, and shows artistry will always exist in the field. Some names of such accomplishments are Devil Sold His Soul, Tides Of Man, and now you can add The Elijah onto that same list too.
The best and most simplistic possible way of describing their sound would be early Alexisonfire or The Bled, with all the ambience and progression you’ve come to know from Devil Sold His Soul. ‘A Son: A Disease’ is a 5-track that will undoubtedly never receive the attention and respect it rightfully deserves, much like most other acts making the same impression on the scene. ‘Since I Was Born’ is both visceral yet violent, ‘To Keep Her Safe’ is hard-hitting yet harmonious, and the closing piano line of ‘I’ve Let The Devil Win’ leaves a haunting and soulful calm in your heart and mind before you put the EP on repeat again.
Their lack of mainstream accessibility will diminish their chances for great popularity and success, but will soar their credibility and respect as rare and true artists. The Elijah are definitely ones to check out if you can appreciate true artistry and creative music.
Written by Zach Redrup