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REVIEW: Peter Steele - Elysium out on Pure Trance recordings

Follow up single to ‘Mantra’, this is the illustrious ‘Elysium’. The first thing that should be pointed out about this track is that it bucks the trend in terms of contemporary trance arrangements, in that it does not feature a huge breakdown. In fact there is no breakdown at all. Elysium harks back to the halcyon days of trance where breakdowns were something very unusual, something that Djs saved for special moments in a set. Djs & clubbers alike will love & appreciate the fact that Elysium, through its many twists & turns, breathes in & out with fluid persistence, without needing to lower its pace for one second. This is an emotional, melodic journey through driving & evocative trance music which keeps feet on the floor and locks the listener in. Trance in it’s purest form. 

Get it here: https://pure.choons.at/elysium

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="9"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="9"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="9"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="9"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="9"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="9"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="9"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="9"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="9"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Peter Steele - Elysium[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Elysium is what pure trance movement is all about. Beautiful music that has fantastic progression and drive and you have that sense that you are moving towards something really fantastic. It has that braveness and optimistic feel you need from a good trance record with well crafted production that will please the trance lovers without becoming though the ultimate highlight of the night! #PureTrance Love It[/content]

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