Elision’s newest single, ‘The Other’ is their finest work yet; a brutally groovy yet at times melodic metalcore track about the hellish depths our modern world burrows down into.
A darker, heavier, and more polished iteration of their sound awaits listeners today with Elision’s latest, ‘The Other.’ Bands don’t need to reinvent a genre or create a new style with each new release; sometimes, they just need to do something well for themselves, for their own band and own musical journey, and that’s why we’re more than happy to premiere the newest techy bad boy from this Sydney wrecking-crew. As it’s a real level up for this budding local act!
Produced and mixed by Elision drummer Kofi Badu and mastered by Buster Odeholm of Impact Studios (Born of Osiris, Humanity’s Last Breath), ‘The Other‘ is centered around a literal and metaphorical idea of toxicity in a not-too-far-off future world, visually represented by the ominous figure shown in this new music video, adorned with a gas-mask, exploring a dark, apocalyptic underground tunnel, like some sort of lost survivor. The song itself asks the question: “Is there no alternative?” Is there really no other conceivable alternative to our damaged society’s trajectory in its current state, a state that steals lands, breaks homes, and suffocates millions of lives, both literally and metaphorically Musically, ‘The Other‘ is that heavy, built-up explosive feeling of frustration and hopelessness when it seems like the answer to that vexed question is a blunt and devastating “no.” The “other” that this new Elision song is inferring towards is the world, or rather, the hell that we help to create.
Armed with multiple sections, plenty of wicked riffs and grooves, and a solid flow with a clear resolution in its brain-hemorrhaging breakdown finale, ‘The Other‘ displays a clearer, more consistent song-writing know-how for Elision.
Mixing the kind of melody and ambiance that’s pulled from the books of bands like Architects, the subtle layering of clean vocals in the choruses that line up with the burly screams, to the punchy metalcore grooves and breakdowns that display flourishes of artists like Loathe, Elision take their cues from some of the genre’s current best, and it truly shows, with them competently throwing their own hat into the contemporary djenty prog-metalcore sphere. What these influences make isn’t something all that original, yet it does make for the band’s strongest, tightest release to date, a sound they’ll likely cultivate harder in 2020. It’s almost like a reintroduction to their art and I encourage you to check it out below: