ELIMI “Asylum”

ELIMI
“Asylum”
(Unexploded)
Elimi were off to a great start. They had an album out, got great reviews for it and articles were written about them but then their Italian label went belly-up and everything turned to crap. With a new label behind them they try again. When this album was first released it was described as shoegazing black metal and lumped together with albums by bands such as An Autumn For Crippled Children and Svarti Loghi. Not that I could hear any of that. This is more like black metal in that peeled-off and basic raw way that we saw a lot of in the 90s. You don’t get any wide brush strokes. Instead they paint with the thin ones and yes, they stay within the lines. You don’t always have to use the broad ones to create full pictures. Sometimes less is enough. Anders Ekdahl

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