The Gold & Silver Sessions
7/25/2019 - Review by: David Loveless
Doom/Stoner front runners show a different side on this epic instrumental EP!
If you’re a fan of stoner/doom metal, then Elder doesn’t require any sort of introduction.
Hailing from Massachusetts, this riveting quartet has blazed through 4 full-length albums and a couple of EP's, playing some of the best stoner metal there is. With the epic song lengths, wailing yet clear vocals, and musicianship that resembles one huge jam session, Elder has provided us with consistent material for over a decade now. On 'The Gold & Silver Sessions', they give us 3 instrumental jams that are all very different, yet very much classic Elder. "Illusory Motion" starts with a nice clean riff but slowly builds to a huge wall of sound resembling tunes from the 70's. My favorite track, "Im Morgengrauen" starts with an acoustic intro, but then the classic guitar solo hits, over the mellow instrumentation. Parts of this song sounds like Anekdoten --the talented Swedish progressive rock band. The final song, "WeiBensee" is an 18+ minute laid back track but builds to an awesome heavy final 2 minutes.
When I want some fantastic stoner doom to listen to, Elder is my go to band! They continue to impress and I definitely can’t wait to hear more from them.
Recommended for fans of: Black Sabbath, Pallbearer, Weedpecker
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