ELIS is a gothic metal band from Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland and ‘Catharsis’ is the title of their brand new album.
The band is now fronted by new singer Sandra Schleret after the tragic death of former singer
Sabine Dünser. She died of a brain haemorrhage just after finishing her vocal tracks on the 2006 release ‘Griefshire’.
I was actually quite curious to hear if the band could release another strong album like ‘Griefshire’...
and they have. ‘Catharsis’ has turned out a bit heavier and darker than ‘Griefshire’ but I welcome
their “new” sound with open arms. Some of the songs need a few listens to blossom but you will found
yourself humming tracks such as the fantastic opener “Core Of Life”, “Warrior’s Tale” and the very
catchy “I Come Undone” in no time.
Sandra Schleret’s voice is all over this brand new release and she is doing a great job in my book.
Sandra’s vocals are peppered with bass player Tom Saxer’s growls now and then and that makes
this album even heavier.
There are only 2 songs that I personally find quite bit boring... I won’t name them ‘because I don’t see
the point in doing so... but all in all I’m positively surprised with ‘Catharsis’.
The production is also very good. Crystal clear and powerful.
Gothic metal fans should definitely check this album out now.