|Review: Eleine - All Shall Burn|
|All Shall Burn|
Label: Black Lodge
Year released: 2019
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Review online: January 9, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:All Shall Burn
Eleine is a Swedish symphonic metal band that has been around for several years and with a couple of full-length albums to their credit, but I'd never heard of them until their All Shall Burn EP found its way to my review queue. Eleine plays standard female-fronted symphonic metal featuring "beauty and beast" vocals, majestic choruses and keyboards and neoclassical solos, so yeah, you've heard stuff like this before from dozens of bands from Amberian Dawn to Xandria. The two newer tracks ("Enemies", "All Shall Burn") are entertaining even if they break no molds. Tropes they may be, but Eleine put things like double-kick drumming and subtle Eastern melodies to good use. There's a Rammstein cover ("Mein Herz Brennt"), a song from their last album Until the End ("Hell Moon") and a symphonic version of "All Shall Burn" that aren't offensive but add little value to the EP.
Eleine are far from original but if you enjoy the current crop of female-fronted symphonic metal bands, you should probably go back and check out their earlier stuff. All Shall Burn has a couple of good cuts but they'll probably both be on the band's next album, which you can safely wait for.
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