ELYSION – Bring Out Your Dead

Elysion - Bring Out Your Dead album cover
  • 8.2/10
    ELYSION - Bring Out Your Dead - 8.2/10


Label: Massacre Records
Release date: March 17, 2023

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Greek Gothic Heavy Metal band Elysion has completed their third album for Massacre Records titled Bring Out Your Dead, and it’s a departure from Gothic or Symphonic Metal, with much more of a Melodic Metal feel to it. The album lyrically takes us on a journey from being in a dark place, to striving to escape, and become free in spirit and mind. The band was definitely influenced by the effects of the pandemic, and how society almost shut down.

About the Album

Bring Out Your Dead is a slickly produced collection of songs that do have more of an Evanescence feel than the bands previous works. Following the current trend of Heavy Metal bands that have a female front person, they mix heavy guitars and keyboards with an almost Pop Music element where the vocals are concerned, to good effect. 10 tracks at just over 43 minutes is about a perfect running time, and keeps the listener involved and enjoying the finely crafted songs from start to finish.

Final Notes

Elysion – Bring Out Your Dead is not groundbreaking in any way, but does an album have to be? Not for this reviewer, as long as the songs are catchy, well performed and recorded, and leave you wanting to give it another spin. Let’s face it, almost everything has been done already, so the questions are: does it keep me involved? Yes. Do I want to change out the record while listening to it? No, as it gets better with every listen. The bottom line is that Elysion is improving their craft with each album, and it really shows on Bring Out Your Dead. If you’re into female fronted Heavy Metal, with lots of big melodies, then this album definitely deserves a spin.

Elysion band photo


Andreas “AR” Roufagalas – bass guitar
Nikos “NiD” Despotopoulos – lead guitars
Ilias P. “Laitsman” Laitsas – drums
Giannis “Johnny Zero” Giannikos – rhythm guitars, keyboards
Christiana Hatzimihali – lead vocals

Bring Out Your Dead – Tracklist

  1. Blink Of An Eye
  2. Crossing Over
  3. Far Away
  4. Buried Alive
  5. As The Flower Withers
  6. Raid The Universe
  7. This Time
  8. Brand New Me
  9. Blue Seasons
  10. Eternity


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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