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Experimental/Post Metal

3.67 | 66 ratings

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4 stars Before I review the album, I must say that to see this band live is a real treat. The music they have is appreciated far more at the live scene. On to the album.

This is my favorite Pelican album. It is more raw than their later releases. The music here can be seen as meandering at times, but these guys definitely know what they are doing. Each song shows how tight and close knit the band is with one another and how well they form and work as a unit. There's no wild and crazy solos here, even with their long songs and lack of a vocalist, however the band is so well put that they are able to keep the songs interesting and not lose the listener.

A lot of the songs can be seen as a slow chugging train, and by the end that train is at full speed. All sorts of intricacies are to be found along the way. A lot of the parts you will think to yourself, man I wish band "x" would have done something like this. Well, they didn't. Pelican did. This is a good album and worth the time if you will give it a chance. Best Tracks are Drought and the title track.

OpethGuitarist | 4/5 |


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