"Humans pieces together many elements that set it apart from anything I’ve ever heard but it still has the familiarity of a thrash/groove metal record."
"Extremely capable musicians, almost virtuosos, full of creativity, musicians who demonstrate brilliant intelligence in drawing the best ingredients from the history of extreme music to create an original, fresh, attractive, magnetic and absolutely engaging album!"
"Versatile and unpredictable, the band's performance turns out to be particularly energetic and intriguing one ... A cosmopolitan style, Eight Lives Down's trade mark, which has no limits and extends to the exploration of totally innovative sound shores, completely free from conditioning or preconceptions."
"Humans is a more than an average debut album. The band shows they feel comfortable with many different musical styles. Aliki, Paul, Rodrigo and Marcin take us into the eclectic world of "Humans", where they explore several heavier kinds of metal (to say the least), but also know how to switch to using completely different approaches. Versatile is therefore the word that best fits this album."
"[...] I would say that musically, this album is very interesting as it demonstrates that the band has a great foundation to build on and offer superior quality work."
"Until then, while we wait for the creative mind of Aliki to provide us more insanity in the form of music, we can keep banging our heads nonstop to Humans, by far one of the best alternative albums of the year."
"We can spend all day analysing the foundations, but we should not overlook the most important thing – these guys are exceptional musicians and skilled songwriters."
"I'm convinced that Eight Lives Down live must be quite an experience. [...] The intensity of Eight Lives Down is phenomenal. So [...] hurry up to get a copy of this gem asap. You won't regret it…"
I don’t take the phrase ‘progressive’ lightly. Progressivism is an art movement, not just a genre. A band that makes “Progressive Rock/Metal” music is not necessarily progressive as per definition. Eight Lives Down, however, were progressive in ‘Humans’ in the finest way possible. ”.
Eight Lives Down are a 4-piece extreme metal band, founded by Greek-Kiwi vocalist and lyricist Aliki Katriou. Originally formed in 2016 with British guitarist James Scott, bassist Marcin Orczyk from Poland, and Brazilian drummer Rodrigo Moraes Cruz, they released their first EP entitled "May Cause Death" in the same year. In 2017, Scott left the band and French guitarist Paul Allain joined in his place.
The band has its roots in groove and thrash metal but constantly branches out stylistically incorporating influences from prog-, death-, and black metal, as well as various other musical genres such as punk, blues, and traditional folk music. The vocals range from low growls and high screams to clean and even operatic phrases. All of this creates a truly unique sound - unmistakably heavy and angry, yet refreshingly different and unpredictable. Eight Lives Down, particularly Aliki Katriou, are known for their energetic live performances.
2019 saw Eight Lives Down playing shows in and around London, as well as in Germany and the Netherlands, reaching the semi-finals of Metal2TheMasses London, as well as the finals of the Female Metal Event - FemME battles.
In March 2020, Eight Lives Down opened for legendary Norwegian black metal act Ancient at their exclusive UK show in London, more gigs are set up in Switzerland, Spain, the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands, should the Covid-19 situation allow. 2020 will also see the much anticipated release of their debut album, which will be released by the renowned extreme metal label Cult of Parthenope on September 5th.
Eight Lives Down Are:
RODRIGO Moraes CRUZ / Drums - ALIKI KATRIOU / Vocals - MARCIN ORCZYK / Bass - PAUL ALLAIN / Guitars
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