Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Respecting Your Elders...

Elder - Self titled EP (2008)
Sleep really dominated to stoner doom scene the 90's with their unique brand of huge walls of storming bass riffs and distant wailing vocals, and it goes to show their influence still shines through. 
Listening to the track Riddle Of Steel, theres clearly evidence of inspiration taken from the likes of Electric Wizard and Helmet before abruptly breaking down into tones reminiscent of that on Sleep's Holy Mountain. The vocals aren't the highlight of the EP, but the mammoth fuzz of guitars which suddenly burst from slow doomy tones to desert rock riffs more than make up for it. The end product being a unique mix of influences spanning two decades. All in all fantastic release from a band im still desperate to hear more from.
Released by Electric Earth Records, the EP was pressed on limited editions of black (400 copies) and orange/red swirl vinyl (100 copies, long since sold out). 

For Fans Of; Sleep, Electric Wizard, Black Pyramid, Stonehelm, Dopefight

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