ELI is a Gothic Metal act fronted by Italian
singer Eliza Pezzuto. The debut album
"Darkness Will Fall" is to be released by
Lion Music on December 5th 2008.
“Darkness Will Fall” sees gothic metal
fused with symphonic and progressive
elements blended to make an accessible
album created to showcase the vocal
abilities of Eli.
The album has some traits that can be
compared to Evanescence or Within Temptation yet the album has its own flavour
and unique personality with its strong classical and symphonic edge. The music
shows an expansion of the musical styling’s Lars Eric Mattsson has turned to in
recent years, yet “Darkness Will Fall” should be considered more of a framework for
the vocals of Eli. Lyrically the album touches on personal relationships, how mankind
is treating planet and more.
The album was written between January 2008 and July 2008 and the recordings
took place in Finland [music] and Italy (vocals). All the music was composed and
produced by Lars Eric Mattsson. The actual recordings for “Darkness Will Fall” took
place between March and September 2008 and was mixed in October at the new
Lion’s Cage studio, Finland.
Discovered on MySpace by Lion Music, upon hearing Eli’s voice Lars Eric Mattsson
contacted her with a view to creating the album you hear today. Eli was born in Rome
in 1984 and has a rich musical pedigree with piano lessons from 1990 to 1996
followed by experience in ancient and medieval ensemble music. Since this time Eli
has also studied modern vocal techniques along with four years of singing gospel
music in addition to singing for numerous baroque and opera setups. In addition Eliza
also plays the Celtic harp.
Genre: Gothic Metal
© 2008Lion Music