EYES OF ELI is a metal/hardcore band formed early in 2010. They all share the same vision and are very passionate about bringing you a positive message with their music. This band is about more than just 5 guys playing music they love. They are motivated and driven by a Higher calling and purpose. Musically, they pack a wide variety of sounds. They are dedicated to bringing an original and very unique sound to the metal scene that is heavy, but also very melodic. They have just finished a new EP called 'Ignite' that was released Feb. 11, 2014. The EP was recorded and produced by Dan Uphoff with Full Circle Recording in Chester, Va and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording in Winston Salem, NC. Their first self-titled debut album was completed and released back in April 2012.
Some bands they have shared the stage with include:
Norma Jean (Razor & Tie Records),
Vanna (Razor & Tie Records),
Texas in July (Equal Vision Records),
War of Ages (Facedown Records),
The Human Abstract (E1 Music),
This or The Apocalypse (E1 Music),
Phinehas (Red Cord Records),
Onward to Olympas (Facedown Records),
Colossus (Facedown Records),
Those Who Fear (Facedown Records),
Blood of the Martyrs,
Illuminations (Itchy Metal Records),
A Life Once Lost (Season of Mist),
Where the Ocean Meets the Sky (CI Records),
The Greenery (Prosthetic Records),
Ken Mode (Season of Mist),
Black Sheep Wall (Season of Mist),
This Time It's War,
Saint Diablo (Eclipse Records),
The Handsome Bandits,
I Am the Kid,
Skies Over Bethany,
and many more…...
Indie Vision Music Review of new EP Ignite:
"Ignite is just as heavy lyrically and theologically as it is musically. From the opening choruses of “Rise Up” through the proud proclamation that “My God is a Lion” and through the ending chords of the melodic powerhouse “Rekindle” the band brings a passion and power above the cut. At just five tracks, Ignite may only be a taste, but it is enough of a taste to allow me to confidently state that Eyes of Eli are currently sitting alongside Saving Grace and For Today as having released some of the best hard music of the new year.
Eyes of Eli have come back better than ever. Ignite is more robust, heavier, more distinct, and has better production than their already pretty impressive debut album. Although the EP is just five tracks, each song shines in its own way and yet feeds into the whole in a way that many EPs fail to do. “My God is a Lion” is a hallmark song that stands out and should rightly garner the band some well-deserved attention, but there is not a single “lesser” track to be found on the album. Eyes of Eli has come out swinging with their sophomore effort. Whatever time it takes for the boys to get a full length album out to follow this is simply too long to wait."
Check full review out here: http://www.indievisionmusic.com/2014/02/09/eyes-of-eli-ignite-ep/
Indie Vision Music Review of self-titled debut album:
"Eyes of Eli is a powerful debut from a band that deserves to be considered one of the breakout bands of the year! For an independent debut album, Eyes of Eli shows good production value, solid dichotomy between clean vocals and guttural growls, and features some amazing instrumentation. Fans of For Today, War of Ages, A Plea for Purging, and The Great Commission will be enthralled with this album, but all fans of heavy music owe it to themselves to check out this powerful album."
Check out full review: