Already aware of and having enjoyed earlier electronica led sounds from Serbian multi-instrumentalist Ivan ‘Iveza’ Ivezic, there was plenty of intrigue when discovering his new project Iveza And Elements. What it discovered was an enthralling muscular fusion between electro and rock which ignites the ear before moving on to the senses and accompanying aspects. The quartet from Kragujevac is an emerging force which on the evidence of their first couple of songs is set for a potent horizon.
Alongside Ivezic, whose history past and current includes playing in Thimble(hardcore/screamo/new school),KBO!(legendary punk/hardcore band founded in the 80`s) and Librium(melodic/post hardcore) as well as his solo electronica cored work, the band consists of Marko Sujica, Predrag Spasojevic, and Nikola Vasic. Together, as evidenced by Fireman and The World Is Gonna Stop, the four-piece creates an expanse of sound which defies precise labelling but reaps the essences of a great many seeds for its own individual persuasion. Industrial, alternative, and electro metal all find a loud whisper within the songs and add to the imaginative and riveting temptation offered.
Fireman is a song which immediately seizes the ear with a mighty commanding grip; forceful riffs and vocal strikes scything through the electro dazzle being expelled around the ear. The brewing tempest soon breaks into a stride of hungry energy and snarling aggression; the guitars, drums, and bass all growling with rapacious urgency whilst the keys dance and transfix the senses with exhilarating warmth and invention. Like a mix of Celldweller, Marilyn Mansion, Houston!, and Terminal Choice, the song rampages with refreshing intensity and insatiable enterprise, chewing and caressing the emotions with equal greed and potency. It is industrial metal at its most compelling and thrilling, and alone makes the band a certain target on the radar.
The World Is Gonna Stop ventures down a less metallic avenue, its electronic ambience and expressive melodic narrative a sonic heat within colour drenched electro imagination. This is not to say the song lacks sinews, its rhythmic framing caging the ear with firm inescapable skill, but the venture is more a sultry blaze of smouldering vocal tempting and keys sculpted sunlight which washes over the listener like a vibrant dawn and sizzling sunset. The mentioned vocals are a gentle call compared to the aggressive snapping delivery in Fireman, but as impressive as the unique sounds and evocative atmosphere borne.
With another song, Revelation, a track which sits somewhere between the two covered here, bringing further irresistible quality and adventure to the opening introduction of the band, there is only intensive anticipation for the future of and creativity from Iveza And Elements. It is impossible not to keep a close eye upon them after the unveiling of their first songs, an excited eye.
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