Elenium - Caught In A Wheel (Kampas Records) - Back
“Caught In A Wheel” is the follow-up of 2003’s “For Giving - For Getting.” This is Elenium’s second official album. Once you start playing it you can help but being captured by its spinning metallic talons.

Elenium’s “Caught In A Wheel” is a thrashy, melodic death opus with atmosphere and progressive elements. There is a developed contrast between the heavy and the melodic, pushing the boundaries of metal creativity.

The ingredients found within this Elenium creation include melodic riffs with atmosphere, stylized solos that shred along with thrashy-death riffs with vigor, melodic death growls, and dynamic keys. This presentation is well rounded and will get your blood pumping.

There is a rather familiar riff in the title track “Caught In A Mirror” that sounds like something from a popular radio tune, but it sounds good in the track and gets you right into the song. Of the other tracks I liked “The Escalator” the most, and “Human” and “Twelve” were pretty good as well. To top everything off, it was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (Amorphis, Finntroll, Thunderstone, Stratovarius). So how’s that sound?

If you are looking for something different than the norm, you many want to check this out. Keep up the good work guys!


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins