What better style than Industrial Metal to invoke all of them demons that seem to haunt the modern global workings these days. And the German NDH movement may be the perfect backdrop for that kind of theme.
Eli Van Pike indeed have ample material for their tune in these troubled times, with the American government running roughshod over everything and anything. And the German class politique – indeed the whole of Europe – unable or unwilling to stand up to the bully. So, in a sense, the title In Flames (not the band, the track) is more than fitting.
Let’s just hope that this is not an omen of sorts.
Okay, the band went a-hunting very far into the Gothic and Melodic Metal realms with their new single. To the point that one almost expects Chris Pohl (Blutengel) to start crooning somewhere. But in the end, In Flames stays true to their vocation, with some added symphonics thrown in for fun.
Eli Van Pike, the band around Thorsten Eligehausen, already got on our review list with their last album Welcome to my Dark Side. Sometimes a bit corny, but always tasty.
In Flames is a direct continuation from what we heard before. With a great flow and storyline. And this makes us look forward to the new record that will surely follow.
Here’s the video: