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Experimental/Post Metal

2.96 | 20 ratings

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2 stars Pelicanīs debut EP introduces the band to the world. Pelicanīs version of Post Metal is heavy as Neurosis, but much lighter in mood and itīs much more melodic and instrumental.

The music is very repetitive and yet melodic, but I donīt find it particularly memorable. Sometimes band who play repetitive themes have a plan of why they do this and it can work to great effect, but itīs mostly really annoying and quite frankly boring in my ears. The latter is unfortunately the case here on the Pelican EP. The music is slow and almost doomy post metal and you almost have to be a wizard to make that genre work. I understand Pelican is considered one of the three big ones in post metal but itīs hard to hear why on this EP. The music isnīt bad, itīs just a bit boring and repetitive. The best song here is The Woods which is also the longest song here. The song has time to develop and even though this means lots of repetitive riffing itīs better than the short songs in my opinion.

The musicians are hard to judge as there isnīt played anything here that needs much skill IMO but they seem allright.

The production is a bit murky but pretty good.

The post metal style is not my prefered style which is probably obvious when you read my review, but Iīve given the Pelican EP a fair chance and itīs just not won my over. Iīve heard quite a few better albums in this genre that you should get instead. Iīll rate this EP 2 stars because itīs really not bad, but itīs not exciting enough for 3 stars IMO. Iīll be looking forward with caution when I shall review Pelicanīs next releases. I hope they prove me wrong because right now Iīm not that impressed with Pelican.

UMUR | 2/5 |


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