From dawn to ascension – review of Elvellon’s second album “Ascending in Sinergy”

Author Benedetta Baldin - 13.5.2024

Elvellon‘s sophomore release, “Ascending in Sinergy,” will be released on May 17th, and we have listened to it beforehand to give you a glimpse of what it will contain. Drawing inspiration from iconic albums within the symphonic metal scene, while still retaining elements reminiscent of their debut record “Until Dawn,” this album encapsulates both familiarity and evolution.

We are drawn into a record that includes Elvellon‘s signature blend of symphonic elements, heavy guitar work, and ethereal vocals. “Ascending in Sinergy” wastes no time in establishing its thematic depth and musical prowess. Tracks like “The Aftermath Of Life” and “The Aeon Tree” demonstrate the band’s ability to craft narratives through their music, weaving together lush orchestrations with intense, driving rhythms.

While some tracks echo the melodic beauty and dynamic contrasts found in Elvellon‘s previous work (“Ocean Of Treason” is “The Puppeteer” 2.0), others mimic too closely the work of parallel symphonic metal bands. Vocalist Nele Messerschmidt’s performance is particularly noteworthy, delivering passionate and powerful vocals that soar above the symphonic backdrop (“Last Of Our Kind“).

Instrumentally, the band displays good cohesion, with each member actively contributing to the album’s rich tapestry of sound. Whether through introspective ballads or epic anthems, Elvellon invites us to reflect on the complexities of the human experience, urging us to embrace both light and shadow in our journey towards self-discovery.

In conclusion, “Ascending in Sinergy” is a step forward in Elvellon‘s position as one of the most promising acts in the symphonic metal scene. It’s not a groundbreaking album, but if you like the genre, you will definitely enjoy it. As Elvellon continues to ascend, one thing remains clear: their sinergy knows no bounds.


  1. Unbound
  2. A Vagabond’s Heart
  3. My Forever Endeavour
  4. Ocean of Treason
  5. The Aftermath of Life
  6. Last of our Kind
  7. Into the Vortex
  8. A Legacy Divine
  9. The Aeon Tree
  10. Epiphany of Mine