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DaBelly’s Top List – 2014 

EL - "Elusion"

Prog rockers EL masterly-composed debut EP features one emotive instrumental number and four heavy rockin’ tracks. Overall "Elusion" is rhythmically fantastic, stimulating and catchy in the "off the beaten path" kind of way.


Review of Elusion by Sara Lambeth DaBelly Magazine

Independent Release
www.GoToElMusic.com

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.

EL’s masterly-composed EP features one emotive instrumental number and four  heavy rockin’ 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' roll

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. 

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YabYum Music and Arts Review of Elusion by Lenore Lanova

I was down with bands like Tool and Incubus in the 90s (not solely, but you know) and sometimes I feel like there is a vacant space left by these harder rocking bands. Sometimes you want some “heavy rock” (as my uncle would say), but not genre-specific like punk or metal. I want my melody-heavy, beat-dynamic rocknroll – to borrow a phrase from some other local modern prog-rockers Horizon I. Tempe band EL delivers just that. They promise “pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, and wall of sound guitar” and that’s exactly what you find on Elusion. Hard and melodic. Powerful and constrained. Give Elusion a listen here. You’ll probably want to download the EP so you can jam it extra loud in your car.

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