The Darkest Flame (EP)

by Elusive God

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V_Shaft Oh, yeah! Another contender for the Croatian doom metal throne.

While 'Elusive God' did not dethrone the brilliant 'Old Night', yet... but this is one hell of an EP that does everything right.

Elusive God wins, hands down, in the production department with a beautiful and dynamic mix. Very commendable in the loudness war era of brickwalling. Thanks for not going with the flow, guys!

P.S. If you like this, check out the band Old Night (and vice-versa!).

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Fortress of sound equal to the brutal cosmic punch in the face of an ancient disgusting mythological giant awakened from the aeons of eternal sleep by earth-shaking, almost razor-sharp epic riffs. Expression at the very limit of suffering, anger, bitterness and euphoria, intertwined with embodiment of the darkest thoughts from the deepest corners of the soul and consciousness.
This is doom. This is metal from Croatia.
For us, it's really all about the return of the mysticism. It's all about bringing back darker, "larger than life" story into the music. It’s about bringing back the meaning and reconnecting with what matters most - expression, art and the story it tells.
Elusive God’s intention is to express our creative visions through slow, heavy and atmospheric music.
In a way, this is the return of metal. Why? Because the music that used to blow us away with energy, honesty, meaning and nonconformity is in the wake of extinction. It's dominated by a complete lack of creative vision and playing by established patterns with total disregard of the mystery and visual component. Yet, maybe the most unfortunate fact is a complete loss of the mystical and dark aura that used to embrace the whole genre with all of its performers.
Metal as we see it is over the top, mysterious, layered and it takes much more than superficial listening or consuming to delve deeper into the very message that music conveys. It also has a strong visual imagery that, along with the musical part, represents two sides of the same coin which cannot exist without each other.

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Solitude Productions Russian Federation

The Solitude Productions label was founded in July 2005 for promotion of doom metal varying within wide range from traditional to funeral doom. In the end of 2006 the BadMoodMan Music sub-label was found for promotion of the bands which do not exactly fit the style of the mother label. ... more

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