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3 stars Heavy art rock with psychedelic & pop flavour, in a phrase.

Actually I've bumped into this album "Omens" performed by ELDER, along with recommendations by Bandcamp. They say a German combo ELDER launch "heavy psychedelic rock with progressive elements" that let me expect such a stoner / shoegaze soundscape with hallucinogenic inspiration. In brief, this is my first listen to ELDER's creation, but their latest album "Omens" sounds tighter and more acceptable than expected. Ther melodic lines are quite reasonable and theoretical, and rhythmic vibes are a bit complicated but strict and supportive for the entire instruments and sound atmosphere. For example, "Embers" is a cool rock full of uptempo strong rhythmic movements and dramatic guitar / keyboard-oriented ensembles. Fluent guitar cross talks, dreamy keyboard works, and explosively kicking beats are impressive indeed. In "In Procession" metallic departure, delicate keyboard solos, powerful voices, based upon catchy melodic foundation. The titled track is pretty understandable and favourable, but simultaneously constructed with wonderful combination of theatrical sound expression and immersive rhythmic heaviness.

Although this album would not be satisfying enough for psychedelic / stoner / shoegaze progressive rock maniacs, their splendid, high-qualified work in 2020 could be appreciated by Heavy or Crossover progressive rock fans. Additionally, the sleeve intensively with darkness and anxiety to the real current world is very delicious too.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |


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