By: Sara Lambeth
courtesy of: EL
EL are prog rockers from
Arizona featuring members from Daughters of Fission,
ZiROH, Fred Green, and Arc of the Aurora. The
local Phoenix super group released their propitious
debut EP, "Elusion," September 24, 2014.
ELís masterly-composed EP
features one emotive instrumental number and four
heavy rockiní tracks. Overall "Elusion" is
rhythmically fantastic, stimulating and catchy in the
"off the beaten path" kind of way.
Each band member contributed
in the writing process and in creating the structure
and flow of the album. It was then mastered at the
hands of Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, Flotsam and Jetsam)
in Tempe, Arizona.
"Elusion" begins with "Skin
Our Knees" and if your ears are anything like mine,
you will be hooked after only a few
seconds in. "Skin Our Knees" and also the third track,
"Doomsayer" both beg to be played live. They each have
dynamic building, powerful choruses that are ideal for
a crowd to get behind.
Each time I revisit "Elusion,"
the more I pick up on the subtleties and delicate
intricacies woven into the mix. The songs take you on
an exploration through the vital intensity of metal
fused with the animated groove of progressive rock n'
It is hard to say which song
is the best, because they are all great, but track
two, "80%," seems to capture what EL is all about. And
it is all about the prog.
The innovative composition has
put "Elusion" on the DaBelly's Best of 2014 list. It
is worth your time to check these guys out.
1. Skin Our
4. The Illusionist
5. The Cave
Release Date: September 24th, 2014
Jason Prichard -
John Banks - Guitar/Vocals
Beemer - Guitar
Samuel Lersch - Bass