Sydney’s homegrown Elegist have been making some heavy waves amongst the metal community over the past couple years. They were supporting local mates Northlane on the 2012 ‘Farewell To Canada Tour‘ when they dropped their brutal ‘self-titled‘ EP, which was met with instant praise within the ever-growing Sydney movement of 2013. That debut release was then followed up by two years of consistent, energetic, and well structured shows. Which in turn saw them share stage with the likes of heavy-weights Alesana, Confession, Hand Of Mercy, and most recently Melbourne’s Storm The Sky.

These days it’s rare to find a metalcore band that actually stands out from the rest. Not for any other reason but the well known fact that there are so many insanely talented young bands hitting the scene. It’s as if the oceans getting bigger but as a result its getting harder and harder to catch any fish. I’ve always felt Elegist to be an underrated exception to the scenes current state of dilemma.

Following the release of their first ever music video for ‘Abattoir‘, the band are proud to finally release their long awaited sophomore EP ‘Past Years, Future Fears’. Which has already reached #1 on the iTunes metal charts.
Produced at Sonny Truelove Studios they have hit an outstanding mark in comparison to earlier production efforts. It has really allowed them to show off this sound they’ve clearly managed to critique over the years of touring between EPs. They’ve kept their filthy rhythm guitar thick and chunky while their breakdowns while plentiful, remain unforgiving. The lead this time brings this nice pretty dimension to the train-driving force of these five tracks, that could be comparable to The Ghost Inside’s recent efforts on ‘Dear Youth’.

Blake Curbys vocals have significantly improved both lyrically and in his range, while still maintaining those long, controlled, low end screams.
Daniel Sacqualini’s percussion’s are stand out. They have fit in perfectly and cut so well into the mix, which will make it even more difficult for the band as they come to terms with Dan’s recent decision to leave the band due to creative differences. 2015 will be without a doubt Elegist’s biggest year to date, and no doubt Dan’s absence will not be left unfelt.
This release just reaffirms Elegists place as an up and coming band that continues to set the benchmark above the norm.  

Past Years, Future Fears‘ is now available on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Stand out tracks include “Abattoir” and “Stilted”.