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The Elysian Fields

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Shrouded in an aura suitable for a band hailing from the mythical and legendary Greece, Melodic Black Metal band The Elysian Fields dwell on the misanthropic and the heroic. Tales of ancient struggles and bitter conflicts dominate their sound, which relies heavily on extreme tempo changes, ripping melodic guitars and ancient orchestral touches with the use of violins and piano. The Elysian Fields certainly sound like no-one else, alternating between hate-filled blast passages and mood driven reflective moments.

The determination of the band can be judged by their rise from the obscure Greek metal scene, firstly with the obligatory demos and then with the release of their debut album, “Adelain” through a small local label in 1995 their musical abilities became evident through a compact combination of melody and aggressiveness.
In 1998 they signed a deal with the British based label Wicked World/Earache, releasing their second album entitled “We…the enlightened”. Once again the main elements of their music, melody and violence, surfaced in a more matured way proving that the band is a driving force in the contemporary death metal scene.

In the late 2000 the band left Wicked World/Earache on mutual agreement since they were dissatisfied from the label’s support and abilities for future co-operation.
So finally in 2001 a pact with the Greek label BLACK LOTUS RECORDS was signed and the band entered the infamous Praxis studio to complete the recordings and mixing of their third opus entitled “12 Ablaze”.

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  • Fav0riteThings

    Always will be a lover of Elysian Fields. It's dark and perfect.

    19 Oct 5:30am Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    Muito teclado, o que fica um pouco chato

    14 Oct 7:20pm Reply
  • WarriorSoul_

    @thegreyman They had the name "Elysian Fields" until their 2nd album in which they added "the". Such a good band indeed. "Adelain" is the best album IMO.

    3 Feb 6:56pm Reply
  • candleghost

    Great band. "Adelain" album fucking rules.

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • thegreyman

    I always thought they were just Elysian Fields as that's what it says in the Adelain album cover, all my scrobbles have been going elsewhere! Oh well!

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Evil_Deicider

    Their Blood Be On Us!

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • NorseDave

    Probably the most underrated BM band on Last.fm! We...The Enlightened is one of the best Melodic Black Metal album ever!!!

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Azargled

    not bad!!

    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Blackenth3angel

    they are amazing band. We... The Enlightened best album in my opinion. \m/ @Masvidal90 grow up.

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • masvidal90

    SUCKS

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • AeeooN

    12 Ablaze perfect album!

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Kromiadi

    Μεγάλη! Great band!

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • SoulSilence

    Their first album is really good ... their latest really bad

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Apostol_666th

    Their debut totally blowed my mind bach then but along with Deviser (also with an amazing debut) they became the best dissapointments in the greek scene. Sad...

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
  • WinterWanderer

    Ok, so this band should have that "The" in front of the name to be charted correctly... Too bad Spotify has both "Elysian Fields" band albums under the very same name, so which ever I listen to, it goes to the other.

    26 Sep 2009 Reply
  • The_Philosofer

    Good band)))When there is a new album?

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • tykk

    The Elysian Fields have matured amazingly and really have a personal sound.

    1 Aug 2009 Reply
  • slodziak87

    GREAT BAND !

    12 May 2009 Reply
  • Valkyrio

    so overrated. i don't know how they even got ana lbum out.

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • bibo22

    one of the most underrated bands i've ever seen

    21 Jan 2009 Reply
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