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OMENS

Elder

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3.58 | 61 ratings | 3 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Omens (10:53)
2. In Procession (9:53)
3. Halcyon (12:48)
4. Embers (10:47)
5. One Light Retreating (11:13)

Total Time 55:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Nicholas DiSalvo / guitars, vocals, keyboards
- Michael Risberg / guitars, keyboards
- Jack Donvan / bass
- Georg Edert / drums

With:
- Fabio Cuomo / keyboards

Releases information

Label: Armageddon Shop (US), Stickman Records (EU)
Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Digital
April 24, 2020

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ELDER Omens ratings distribution


3.58
(61 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
39%
Good, but non-essential (29%)
29%
Collectors/fans only (8%)
8%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

ELDER Omens reviews


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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams
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.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Omens is another fantastic release from Elder, and it may be the most progressive offering to date. It still has that psychedelic appeal, with a dose of heavy prog mixed in. Omens has some pop to it, and it is evident how talented these guys are. These 5 tracks are still distinctively Elder, with a ... (read more)

Report this review (#2374872) | Posted by javajeff | Monday, April 27, 2020 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Barely recognizable to their former sludge metal selves, Omens sees Elder continue on their genre defying/redefining journey. Predictably, I have already encountered metal reviewers who seem bothered by the band's swapping of torrid riffage for ethereal mellotron enhanced jamming. While they are ... (read more)

Report this review (#2374731) | Posted by ssmarcus | Sunday, April 26, 2020 | Review Permanlink

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