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Illumishade - Another Side Of You

Album artwork for Another Side of You, the brand new album from modern metal band Illumishade.

Release Date: February 16, 2024 Genre: Symphonic Metal, Heavy Metal Label: Napalm Records

Illumishade have returned with their thrilling sophomore album, Another Side of You. The band's latest effort is a mesmerizing journey through the realms of modern metal, out on February 16, 2024, via Napalm Records, this album showcases the band's evolution and artistic depth, solidifying their place in the genre.

Led by the dynamic duo of vocalist Fabienne Erni and guitarist Jonas Wolf, both known for their work in Eluveitie, Illumishade presents a cohesive blend of dark and light elements. Film composer Mirjam Skal's orchestration and synths, along with Yannick Urbanczik's bass and Marc Friedrich's drums, create a rich sonic tapestry that envelops the listener from start to finish.

The album's lead single, "Here We Are," sets the tone with Erni's captivating vocals and Wolf's emotive guitar work. The track's anthemic chorus and intricate instrumentation showcase the band's growth and maturity, offering a glimpse into the album's overall sound.

Thematically, Another Side of You explores the complexities of human emotion and the challenges of a changing world. Tracks like "ELEGY," "ENEMY," and "In the Darkness" delve into darker themes, while songs like "Cloudreader" and "Fairytale" offer a more whimsical and dreamlike experience.

One of the album's highlights is the use of the Budapest Art Orchestra, adding a cinematic and grandiose dimension to certain tracks. This orchestral element, combined with Erni's powerful vocals and Wolf's masterful guitar work, creates a truly immersive listening experience.

Overall, Another Side of You is a triumph for Illumishade, showcasing their growth as musicians and songwriters. With its blend of modern prog and symphonic elements, this album is a must-listen for fans of the genre and a promising start to a new chapter for the band.


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The latest press photo of symphonic band Illumishade.
Photo courtesy of Victoria Wonka.

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