EXILIA - ITALY

Unleashed - 2004 - G.U.N.
Nobody Excluded - 2006 - G.U.N.
My Own Army - 2009 - AFM


  
 
Members

S= MASHA MYSMANE
G= ELIOALIEN
B= Random - MARCO VALERIO
D= Ale Lera



History

Exilia is a Milan-based mallcore/metal band formed in 1998. The band issued a CD called Rightside Up in 2000. The band had signed with G.U.N. and released Nobody Excluded in 2006. It landed in the higher digits of the German charts. The group had worked with the label for the Unleashed album and 2003’s Underdog EP. A 2006 tour was cancelled when singer Masha cracked a bone in her leg. The band toured, in a somewhat lesser scope, in 2007. The group recorded a new album in 2008 and issued it through AFM/Regain in 2009. It featured engineering work by drummer Dave Chavarri of Ill Nino. The band released a single and video for the song Are You Breathing?

Reviews

EXILIA - MY OWN ARMY - AFM  
Exilia is one of those uncommon cases where the more one hears the album the less one likes it. There were several warning signs to start like the female singer’s tattoos or dreadlocks. The guys around her looked like they belong to a mallcore band, but the songs did not sound too bad after the first listen. In fact, Exilia has a fair amount of actual bona fide heavy metal in its blood. Unfortunately, later listens sound more and more disappointing because one hears the modern nü touches, the slamming core riffs and the affected moaning of the vocalist. The first couple of listens had hinted at Echoes Of Eternity’s music and its singer Francine Boucher, although Exilia’s Masha is the better vocalist. Masha’s coarse vocals have some range, some feeling and some power. The whole thing though is weak. The band has included a Genesis cover on the album - which it forgets to acknowledge in the liner notes - which makes it all much worse. Mall metal plus a cover of a pop band, not too original and not too desirable. It is not all a wash though. Most songs do include some metal as said making Exilia actually tolerable. - Anna Tergel




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