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Catharsis (Limited Edition) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 212885413
UPC: 782124000509
UPC 14: 00782124000509
Release Date: 12/15/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Core of Life ~ Elis
2. Twinkling Shadow ~ Elis
3. Warrior's Tale ~ Elis
4. Des Lebens Traum - Des Traumes Leben ~ Elis
5. I Come Undone ~ Elis
6. Firefly ~ Elis
7. Morning Star ~ Elis
8. Das Kleine Ungeheuer ~ Elis
9. Mother's Fire ~ Elis
10. Rainbow ~ Elis
11. Dark Bridge, The ~ Elis
12. Ghost of the Past ~ Elis
13. No Hero ~ Elis

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Elis (programming); Sandra Schleret (vocals, background vocals); Tom Saxer (vocals); Pete Streit, Christian Gruber (guitar); Maximilian N?scher (drums, percussion); Alexander Krull (programming, sampler).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Alexander Krull.
Muze PNote Recording information: Mastersound Studios, Steinheim, Germany (2007); Metal Female Voices Festival (2007); Mastersound Studios, Steinheim, Germany (2008/2009); Metal Female Voices Festival (2008/2009).
Muze PNote Photographer: Stefan Heilemann.
Muze PNote Lichtenstein's greatest contribution to the worldwide rock scene, the goth metal outfit Elis have released their first album since the death of original vocalist Sabine Duenser. Musically, it's more of the same -- if the combination of sweet, dramatic female vocals with a male voice that grunts and roars, all set over chugging guitar riffs and uninspired keyboard melodies using preset sounds you've heard a thousand times before, is your thing, Elis will serve your needs capably. The band's just not that great; Lacuna Coil have a much more finely tuned pop sense, and Leaves' Eyes offer a more interesting blend of folk sounds and metal crunch. Admittedly, new vocalist Sandra Schleret has a very pretty voice, capable of ascending through some weird twists and turns like those heard on the Bollywood-esque chorus of "Des Lebens Traum -- Des Traumes Leben," and even manages to make sung German sound beautiful rather than harsh and scary. But mere prettiness isn't enough. These songs feel rote and unsurprising; even the fret-burning guitar solos have an odd lassitude about them. This is metal with all the signifiers in place (big riffs, guttural male vocals, thundering drums, etc.), but with all the cathartic power sucked out of it. ~ Phil Freeman

Producer: Alexander Krull

Engineer: Alexander Krull

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/30/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : NPR 275LTD
Music Label Name Label : Napalm Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00782124000509

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Elis
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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