ELEINE-Dancing In Hell-Review english

Symphonic Metal

is the thing of ELEINE (Facebook ) from Sweden. The band was founded by singer Madeleine Liljestam and guitarist/singer Rikard Ekberg. In my opinion, ELEINE were not only visually sensational. ELEINE have always delivered high quality music, so it is definitely not more „appearance“ than „substance“ here.

Whether it was the self-titled debut album or the 2018 released „Until The End“, which I personally thought was really good. So I was curious to see where the journey with the new album will lead. Now the new album „Dancing In Hell“ will finally be released on 27.11.2020. In advance the singles „As I Breath“, „Ava Of Death“ and „Memories“ have already been released.

„As I Breath“

sweeped me off my feet. This is a fucking awesome song and made me really hot for the rest of the material. Thrashy parts alternate with epic symphonic moods. Many small details know to inspire, like the ingenious bridge with the flying guitar chords. Here ist the video:

Darker and harder

the album has become. This is exactly the development I had hoped for. You orientate yourself more on the very successful song „Break Take“ (2016, YouTube Link ), which has a heavy dark aura thanks to Rikard’s dark growls. Or take the song „Sanity“ (2018, YouTube Link ) from the album „Until The End“. The dark growls give the sound more variety and sinister atmosphere. This continued on the current album. Another perfect example is the title song „Dancing In Hell“.

Rikard and his clean voice

also played a small role in the sound of ELEINE. He can also convince with this singing. I even like it very much and in my opinion it could be used more often without loosing hardness and power. The best example on this album is the epic song „All Shall Burn“, where the clean voice can be heard in the first half. Rikard offers a nice variance in his vocal part. It is not always used according to the same pattern, but sounds surprisingly here and there.

Madeleine still mainly sets the tone and that she does excellent as always. In my opinion she has developed even further. She has a pleasant voice color and she comes across beautifully with feeling, e.g. also in the song „Memoriam“.


ELEINE continues to rely on the proven concept. Fulminant guitar riffs, powerful drums and a hefty bass line together with symphonic elements make the album a powerful and massive bombastic experience. The songs go into the ear and stay in the head. It offers a perfect mix and the awesome production completes the whole thing. Everything is super coordinated and mixed. ELEINE confirm with „Dancing In Hell“ their place in the Olymp of Symphonic Metal.

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Seit meiner Kindheit höre ich gerne Rockmusik. Es hat mit Gary Moore, Scorpions, Billy Idol, Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, AC/DC usw. angefangen, also quasi mit den Großen der 80'er und 90'er Jahre. Mit zunehmendem Alter ging der Musikgeschmack immer mehr auch in die härtere Richtung. So finden sich mittlerweile auch viele Core-Platten, so wie Black-und Death-Metal Kracher in meiner Sammlung. Daher bin ich in fast allen Bereichen des Rock und Metal unterwegs. Eine besondere Vorliebe habe ich für den Underground entwickelt, wo es richtig brennt und es viele hochklassige Bands gibt, die den Großen der Branche in nichts nachstehen, ganz im Gegenteil. In diesen Sinne: Stay tough, stay heavy!

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