Elder return with Omens

2020-02-24 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 33 Comments
Elder will release their 5th studio record, Omens on April 24 through Stickman Records/Armageddon. This will be their first album with new drummer Georg Ebert.

'Embers' is the first taste off Omens, listen to it below:



Regarding the LP, guitarist/vocalist Nick DiSalvo mentioned: “To me, Omens is our most complete work to date: a set of songs that express the breadth of the band’s collective influences. After recording The Gold & Silver Sessions EP, it felt like we fully scratched the itch to explore our minimalist side, taking a step back from the proggy song structures and heavy guitar work of our previous records and just letting the music drift along. When beginning to work on Omens, the goal was to integrate these two tendencies in the band – to make a modern day progressive rock record, but also to take time to jam and float when need be. Most importantly, I feel the spirit of adventure in our music is alive and well, and we missed no opportunity to bring in a whole new arsenal of sounds to the record.”

Track listing:

1. Omens
2. In Procession
3. Halcyon
4. Embers
5. One Light Retreating

The group will resume touring in May. All announced dates can be viewed here - https://beholdtheelder.com/elder-tour/

US preorder link: https://armageddonlabel.bigcartel.com/
EU preorder link: https://www.stickman-records.com/shop/elder-omens/

Tagged: Elder (USA-MA)

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CosmicPie
February 24th 2020
2371 Comments


I'm going to need some time to digest this.

bloc
February 24th 2020
60136 Comments


Don't have 10 minutes, someone just gimme the gist

DungeonBoy
February 24th 2020
7599 Comments


it's some sort of rock music, with two very distinct guitar tones, playing some pretty varied and complex riffs in the intro. Drumming is more interesting then it could be and have a very natural sound to them. There's a guy singing, he's okay at singing, a little off pitch at times. There's a bass buried in there that sometimes pops its head up to say hi. I think there are a like a thousand riffs on this song. I would kill myself if I had to learn this song and play it live. hope that sums it up for you.

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chilledpunkrock
February 24th 2020
55 Comments


Vocals were never this band's strong suit but they seem notably worse here now that they're all in on the prog side

Pikazilla
February 24th 2020
9274 Comments


Awesome

CygnusX1
February 24th 2020
619 Comments


That sure was an Elder track alright. Vocals are weirdly worse, but I enjoyed the jam in the second half

CosmicPie
February 24th 2020
2371 Comments


It has a more polished, hard-rock sound than what I'm use to with them. It's a quality jam, though.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
February 24th 2020
5005 Comments


The production could have been a bit heavier, but it's a good song

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Rastapunk
February 24th 2020
1361 Comments


aaaaaand pre-ordered

Imperial
February 24th 2020
1822 Comments


last 3 albums have been ridiculously good, and this doesn't seem any different.

necropig
February 24th 2020
5979 Comments


a vegan diet has more beef than this song

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trilo
February 24th 2020
3132 Comments


stoked to jam

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Makemebad35
February 24th 2020
957 Comments


Sounds promising

RogueNine
February 24th 2020
4229 Comments


Need to listen to Gold & Silver before Omens comes out.

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
February 25th 2020
11956 Comments


This is better with the build up from 'Halcyon'. Seems like it's one of those 'bigger picture' releases.

icatchthirtythree
February 25th 2020
947 Comments


Hell yeah, fantastic song!

aydross121
February 25th 2020
290 Comments


"a vegan diet has more beef than this song" lmao

sounds good to me, loved the last two albums from these guys.

Space Jester
February 25th 2020
8316 Comments


Reflections was their best work to date, interested in hearing this for sure

Deathconscious
February 25th 2020
24136 Comments


sweet

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
February 25th 2020
18971 Comments


Might be me being in the mood, but this is great. Love the "new" direction.

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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
February 25th 2020
11956 Comments


What else are you in the mood for Dewi? I have wine ; ]

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
February 25th 2020
18971 Comments


Please, Mr. Noct! That's scandalous! I'm a married man!

Dunpeal
February 25th 2020
4368 Comments


ever since Lore this band has been trending downward

Henderson
February 25th 2020
117 Comments


I feel the opposite, ever since Lore they've been getting better and better. Reflections is IMO their best work to date and it'll be hard to top, but this sounds good. Different degrees of greatness, but I feel this band can do no wrong, they just have it.

BlindHouse
February 25th 2020
185 Comments


Band brings the riffs as usual, but the vocals really are terrible on this. They were never great to begin with, but they've been getting worse since Lore.

trilo
February 25th 2020
3132 Comments


not a huge fan. kinda agree the vocals suck

CugnoBrasso
February 25th 2020
911 Comments


I love this!

fromrows
February 25th 2020
361 Comments


Loving this.

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Deathconscious
February 26th 2020
24136 Comments


The vox are pretty standard stoner doom vox, i dont see the problem.

Nomos2
February 26th 2020
621 Comments


I don't see what people are talking about re: vocals either. I like them a lot here.

pjquinones747
February 26th 2020
3210 Comments


Commenting to check later

bloc
February 26th 2020
60136 Comments


"it's some sort of rock music, with two very distinct guitar tones, playing some pretty varied and complex riffs in the intro. Drumming is more interesting then it could be and have a very natural sound to them. There's a guy singing, he's okay at singing, a little off pitch at times. There's a bass buried in there that sometimes pops its head up to say hi. I think there are a like a thousand riffs on this song. I would kill myself if I had to learn this song and play it live. hope that sums it up for you."

Returned to listen to the track but this was all I needed so I thank you for saving me 10 minutes from my regular listening schedule

Dimorphic
February 26th 2020
1253 Comments


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