Five piece metalcore act Ellipses hailing from Litchfield, CT are exclusively premiering their EP Human right here at HXC. The six song release, featuring their unforgiving single “Harsh Upbringings,” is a proud display of unrelenting emotion. Despite it being early in their career, this band already bring memorable breakdowns and impressive shredding to the table. While the low-toned screaming and growling gives the band an intensely heavy sound, they are able to find just the right moments to sneak in melodic riffs, making for a dynamic listening experience.
Check out the exclusive full stream plus a Q&A with the band below!
What’s the main idea behind the Human EP?
The main idea behind this EP was to really show how versatile we could be within the genre with our songwriting. We wanted to create an EP that has a little bit for everyone, from breakdowns to melodies to even a deathcore track. This EP comes as a journey of the past 3 years of us coming together as a band and reflecting on a lot of the negative that has come into our lives.
What do you think sets you apart from other bands in the scene right now?
In the Connecticut scene, there’s an abundance of beatdown and deathcore bands. What sets us apart from our scene is not only our sound created by a wide variety of styles and influences, but the raw energy we bring to every song and performance. We stick out from the pack and bring a breath of fresh air to our local scene. Whether you like shredding guitar solos, heart-melting melodies, or bone crushing breakdowns our EP has something to offer to everyone.
What’s your favorite track on the EP and why?
Dylan Yanovich: “Silhouettes at Sunset.” It reminds me of an All That Remains song because of how fast and heavy it is.
Dale Chayer: “Guts & Glory.”
Zach Concilio: I like “Harsh.” It’s the best written song of the EP, in my opinion. From the first note it gets the blood pumping, and the break leading up to the solo gives me chills every time I listen to it. It’s just a beautiful song.
Mike Minucci: I love our song “Human.” The song personally means a lot to me and the riff is probably my favorite to play live.
Aaron Chayer: “Homeless.” I personally love “Homeless” because it brings me back to how everything started with me and Dale sitting in a basement in our shitty town hating the bitter New England weather. Also because we were just homesick as hell and we really just poured our hearts into that song.
What bands have influenced you the most?
Parkway Drive, August Burns Red, Motionless In White, All That Remains, Adestria, The Used
What do you want listeners to take away from this EP?
What we want listeners to take away from this EP is the energy and emotion of New England metal/hardcore. We set out to bring back straight metalcore to CT and are hoping all our listeners enjoy the album as much as we do!