Elizabeth are a b and from Switzerland that plays a mixture of punk, hardcore, grind and crust and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Where Vultures Land" which was released as a joint effort between Lost Pilgrim and Throatruiner Records.
"Darkness" starts off with a powerful bass line, heavy drums and aggressive crust grind screams along with some melodic yet heavy hardcore riffing and gets even faster as the song moves on switching back to slow and fast along with some blast beats and semi punk guitar leads.
"The Call" starts of with some clean playing along with some screaming vocals before the drum blast beats, heavy hardcore punk riffs kick in .
"Sharp Teeth And Knives" starts off with some heavy riffs and aggressive growls before the drums, bass and faster crust punk guitar riffing kicks in as well as switching from slow and fast with melodic parts.
"Sailor's Graves" starts off with some clean playing, heavy bass and melodic singing before t he heavy riffs kick in as w ell as a brief use of screams and the song closes with the clean parts.
"Candles" starts off with some powerful blast beats, heavy/fast guitar riffs and screaming vocals while also adding melody, powerful bass and shouting into the song.
"Black Eyed" starts off with some clean playing until the drums, heavy riffs and screams kick in along with some post hardcore elements and then the song speeds up to fast crust punk before going slower, darker and melodic.
"Heartbeats" starts off with some fast and heavy riffs along with some screams before adding in the melodic elements while also remaining heavy before adding in slow parts, clean playing and whispers for a few seconds and then the song goes to slow and heavy hardcore style riffing before ending.
"Rising Kingdom" starts off with some heavy crust riffs and screams before going into a more fast direction while also switching to slow hardcore sections at times before the return to the faster riffing.
"Private Eye" starts off with slow drumming, melodic post hardcore riffing and screaming vocals which lead to the bass playing and heavier guitar riffs until kicking into a fast crust punk song while still having slow hardcore moments.
"Buried" starts off with some hardcore riffs, heavy drums and screams before speeding up and going back to slow.
"Dead Ends" starts off with some fast riffing, powerful drums and screams for a few seconds then doing the switch back and forth from being slow and fast.
"Half Measure" starts off with powerful drums, fast hardcore punk riffs and crust/hardcore style screams and ends as quick.
"Pouring Sand" starts off with mid paced drums, powerful bass and melodic riffs before the screams and heavier guitars kick in before hitting the mid paced parts for a few seconds and then using some melodic parts before the hardcore elements start kicking in.
Song lyrics cover dark and everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, d ark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the album.
In my opinion Elizabeth are a very great sounding hybrid of hardcore, punk and crust and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Darkness" "The Call" "Rising Kingdom" and "Pouring Sand". RECOMMENDED BUY.