ELUSION

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Sea Side An album that brings you pumps you up, brings you down, and moves you forward. The art on the album might have brought me in, but the crashing of the drums, the rifts of the guitars and bass, along with the emotional tone of the vocals, has kept it playing on my headphones. Favorite track: THE CAVE.
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“This is rock’n'roll, with a hint of metal. I love the aggression of the guitar assault and the pounding drums. I don’t like most metal or much progressive rock, but this somehow meets in a middle territory with enough melodicism and musicianship, that I can sit back and simply say, ‘Yeah, this is pretty great.’” (Mitchell Hillman – Java Magazine)

“Elusion”, the new independently released ep from the band EL is a melodic, guitar-driven fusion of hard rock, metal, alternative, and progressive rock. Elusion blends pounding rhythm with soaring melodies and harmonies. While the band pulls some influence from metal, singer Jason Prichard prefers singing over the guttural growls and grunts found in many metal acts. The band’s varied musical influences can be heard in the reggae inspired sections of the song 80%, the post-metal reminiscence of ISIS on The Cave, and latin inspired rhythm in the latter half of Doomsayer, all without sounding disjointed or guilty of genre hopping. The band is explorative without feeling alienating.

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released September 24, 2014

Elusion was recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered at The Bunker in Tempe, Arizona over a two week period in May 2014 by Ralph Patlan. Patlan’s credentials include working with acts such as Flotsam and Jetsam, Megadeth, and Jamie Foxx.

Artwork and layout were constructed by Chiara Bautista www.chiarabautista.com.

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EL Phoenix, Arizona

EL is a Tempe Arizona based rock group. Elusion is a lush and dense collection of pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, and wall of sound guitar. Heavy, melodic, progressive rock.

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Track Name: SKIN OUR KNEES
It will not save you
or redeem you of your darkest sins
No longer is there patience
for you and your feeble whims
It’s that tiny place inside you
where you rarely ever dare to dwell
I’d really like to show you
But I promised I would never tell
That…
It will destroy you in the end
There’s no use trying to pretend

That you really want to do what’s right
And be the brother in whom I’d once confide
My heart it breaks to see you this way
We’ll heal in time

And now comes the chance for stars to shine
obscure the darkness with their light
Leaves will fall the bear will sleep
And awaken in the spring

It won’t make you attractive
or increase your chance of getting laid
it can’t be used as money and
it doesn’t mean you’re getting paid
there’s nothing I can tell you
it’s gonna have to be your voice
no one can do it for you
it’s gonna have to be your choice
or…
It will destroy you in the end
There’s no use trying to pretend

That you really want to do what’s right
And be the brother in whom I’d once confide
My heart it breaks to see you this way
We’ll heal in time

And now comes the chance for stars to shine
Obscure the darkness with their light
Leaves will fall daughters will dream
And awaken in the spring

I know you want to do what’s right but
With you it always ends up in a fight
My heart it breaks to see you this way
Move on cause it’s time

And now comes the chance for stars to shine
Obscure the darkness with their light
Leaves will fall daughters will dream
We’ll awaken and we’ll sing…
(And now) Comes the chance for stars to shine
Obscure the darkness with their light
Flowers will bloom we’ll climb the trees
We’ll run real fast and skin our knees
Track Name: 80%
Can you juggle reality so your greatness remains
Can you cut through the mire of these pointless mind games
Stepping ever so slightly, restless substitute for flight

Don't trip on your ego if its all you've got left
Or let this damning confusion lose touch with yourself
Avoid reality to get through the night

When we got to Prescott it was about 8 o'clock
Pulled into the parking lot and turned the headlights off
Stumbled through the door and nearly fell down

It became apparent as the night wore slowly on
Walked onto the stage and from the first note something’s wrong
Naked there’s nowhere that you can hideout

Flies and bats and moths would never fly his way again
Hit rabbits on the head and dig a hole to hide the dead
The sea will overcome and we will all drown

Forgiveness is key, friendships are lost to disease, I forgive transgressions against me
we’re cast off like leaves, linger in the breeze, don’t dwell on mistakes it will only fill your mind with grief

Unfulfilled fantasy, this self propelled philosophy, an uncompelling prophecy
been cast off like leaves, fell apart at the seams, stitches in wounds only time will tell if it heals
Track Name: DOOMSAYER
Will we choose to change or walk headfirst into disaster
Attempt to make the leap or self-fulfill the prophecy
She came not to live or find her happily ever after
She only came to sleep, she only came to dream
13 13
Heal me heal me please

Doomsayer don’t say we’re worthy of the end

He saw a hole inside it made him want and it made him sad
He’d take all that she gives and cry black tears against her feet
13 13
Hear me hear me scream

Doomsayer don’t say we’re worthy of the end

Don’t say
Don’t save
Track Name: THE CAVE
Tribal contest bleeding in your victory
Faithless conquest blinded by your vision

I’ve locked you in the tombs of vivid memories
I’m the thunder on the plains I’ll strike you down
I’m the shadows from the flames that echo from the wall
And now I will make you understand

Now all has come undone
We thought we had it made
And everything we though was wrong
We were just chained to the cave

Now all has come undone
We thought we had it made
And everything we though was wrong
We were just chained to the cave

Break loose from the bonds
Souls should be set free
It’s time to turn and face reality

All these useless conversations
Lead us to no compromise
Drowning here in these illusions
Throw myself into the fire

Cause I love all the little things you do
All you do is trick me but still…
I love all the little things you do
All you do is trick me but…

All these useless conversations
Lead us to no compromise
Drown me here in your illusions
Throw myself into the fire

But I love all the little things you do
All you do is trick me but still…
I love all the little things you do
All you do is trick me but…