Elder - Omens



7.8 | 96 votes |
Release date: 24 April 2020
Style: Psychedelic rock, Stoner metal

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4 want it


01. Omens
02. In Procession
03. Halcyon
04. Embers
05. One Light Retreating

Additional info
Recorded by Peter Deimel and Etienne Clauzel at Studio Black Box, Noyant-La-Gravoyère, France
Produced by Peter Deimel.
Mixed by Peter Deimel and Nicholas DiSalvo.
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago, IL

Artwork by Adrian Dexter

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.3
2019 saw Elder release the The Gold & Silver Sessions EP, a detour from their established progressive stoner metal sound into a more psychedelic jam direction. Whilst Omens reintegrates some of the heaviness of their previous full-lengths, the influences that inspired last year's offering continue to shape the band's output.

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published 08.03.2020 | Comments (12)

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24.04.2020 - 12:17
Rating: 9
musclassia
I haven't warmed to the vocals since I wrote my review, but the instrumentals are just so lush
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26.04.2020 - 09:09
Theodore V
Account deleted
Mellow AF, vocals sound weird. New singer?
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26.04.2020 - 13:14
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo
Maybe little too polished compared to their previous albums, but I still love it. Omens is definitely one of those kinds of records you're supposed to listen through at least dozen times until you really get into it, and even then you'll surely always find something new and interesting. For me, this is a strong contender for AOTY.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like.
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30.04.2020 - 19:25
Rating: 9
JayMo4
The vocals are underwhelming, but there isn't much singing on the album. So it's not as objectionable as it could be otherwise. In terms of musical composition, this is right there with the best work that Elder has done to date.

I'm a pretty big fan of this band, to be fair. But in my opinion this is one of the best albums of the year so far.
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05.05.2020 - 02:58
Rating: 8
DystopianWonder
I really like it, but don't love it like I did when I first heard their previous releases. I'm not sure why, it's just...not sitting right I guess. High bar though, to be honest.
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09.05.2020 - 03:03
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
A very enjoyable album after a dozen listens, so a real grower. There is a Pink Floyd vibe throughout for me. I also find the music uplifting, which is a big plus.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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12.06.2020 - 18:46
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Halcyon is my mid point Song Of The Year.
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rekt
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20.06.2020 - 10:03
Rating: 9
afu
This album is fucking awesome.
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20.06.2020 - 16:21
Rating: 9
musclassia
Written by tea[m]ster on 12.06.2020 at 18:46

Halcyon is my mid point Song Of The Year.


Right up there for me - has the best instrumentals on the album, and DiSalvo's vocals are at their least distracting (I genuinely enjoy that "Raining down on me, I can feel the earth" refrain, which I can't say for any other vocal part on the record). Having said that, the second half of Embers gives it solid competition
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20.06.2020 - 16:24
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by musclassia on 20.06.2020 at 16:21

Right up there for me - has the best instrumentals on the album

The first six minutes is some of the best post rock I've ever heard. The layered tremolos and mixing is not of this earth.
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rekt
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