EP Review: Altas of Elysian - Through the Threads of Reality (2021)
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the Threads of Reality” is the sophomore release by Welsh quartet Atlas of
Elysian. The seven-track EP is a powerful demonstration of brachial, modern,
and yet emotional music. The style the band calls Nu Core can be described as a
mix of Metalcore, Post Hardcore, Rapcore, and Industrial. Pitch-black
post-industrial soundscapes create an atmosphere of dystopian darkness on which
harsh and brachial breaks go down like hammers to an anvil. The songs are
defined by exciting and energetic structures which increase tension over time.
This energy sometimes discharges in a brutal thunderstorm of Metalcore, but
other times it stays – like the forceful track ‘Fire’ which leads into the spoken
word section of the title song. Here, it becomes obvious that Atlas of Elysian
have not just put seven tracks on an EP but have created a coherent sonic
“Through the Threads of Reality” is a sober take on the current situation of humankind and the planet it inhabits. Without euphemism, Atlas of Elysian concern the tensions and issues of the globalized modern world. Their apocalyptic and dystopian music is a perfect fit for a narrative that spans between hope and desperation. “Through the Threads of Reality” is a powerfully honest EP.