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ELEVN is a recently formed French band consisting of Jérôme Hantise (HANTISE) and Matthieu Roszak (formerly HOLLOW CORP). The duo primarily focuses on creating dark electronic music heavily inspired by the best horror movies of the 80s. From the very first notes, their music exudes an agonizing and oppressive atmosphere, reminiscent of iconic horror film themes such as ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Thing,’ ‘Maniac Cop,’ ‘Hellraiser,’ and more.

With their debut album ‘Digital Empire,’ ELEVN leverages their extensive experience as composers to delicately transport listeners into their unique universe. They skillfully blend the enduring energy of Heavy Metal with the evolving beauty of synthetic soundscapes, directly connecting to the Synthwave genre. The result is an exceptional brand of Darksynth music that possesses a darker and more ‘Rock’ quality compared to fellow French acts like Carpenter Brut and Perturbator. While comparisons can be drawn to the American duo Dance with the Dead, ELEVN takes their horror theme even further. Some tracks feature exceptional vocals, including the magical ‘Mayday’ with 2grump (reminiscent of the Nickelback singer), as well as the excellent ‘Rise of the Leviathan’ featuring Statik G, delivering a powerful Darksynth Fusion. Additionally, collaborations with Jared Kyle and Me And My Shadow add depth to the album.

‘Digital Empire’ is a thoroughly cinematic experience that could easily serve as the soundtrack to an 80s remake by Rob Zombie or a genuine sequel to John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing.’ It balances horror with vividness, offering a diverse range of rhythms, memorable melodies, and well-chosen vocal contributions. Power, time travel, and horror are the defining elements of this album, which features 11 tracks, coincidentally matching their band name. The album’s cover art was created by the Ukrainian artist Cardan, and the first single, ‘Digital Asylum,’ has an accompanying video clip that has garnered praise. Bravo to ELEVN for this exceptional work!

Gold quote

A hard and heavy mixture from Dark Synth and finest Metal. They made that combination perfect and created their own dark and twisted sound.

– Drive Radio