Elder - Lore

8.4 | 114 votes |
Release date: 28 February 2015
Style: Psychedelic rock, Stoner metal


74 have it
13 want it
1 trades it

01. Compendium
02. Legend
03. Lore
04. Deadweight
05. Spirit At Aphelion

Top 20 albums of 2015: 20

Staff review by
If Elder have a lesson for their listeners in Lore, it's to keep on moving. There isn't anything profound in this, they'll just never stop for long and lay a riff to rest in a stagnant position, leaving it idle to overstay its welcome. Ineffectual repetition is skilfully bypassed, and, consequently, their third full-length effort features five elongated tracks with a high level of stoner metal detail and continuity.

published 20.02.2015 | Comments (12)

Found in 25 lists
Top lists


Comments: 2   Visited by: 210 users
15.04.2015 - 21:22
Rating: 7
Great album. There's a lot of delicate, nicely-tuned textures here which complement the instrumentation rather than ruin it, and the guitar work's experimentation on songs like the title track and closer 'Spirit at Aphelion' is well implemented. The thing which drags the quality down for me a bit is the vocal work, which for the most part I found underwhelming. There isn't that much vocal input, and the majority of the album is down to instrumental progress, but when the vocals are there, they just don't add anything special or memorable to make me warrant a higher rating. Nonetheless, the album is fluent and consistent, if a little too long at times.
20.05.2016 - 21:44
Rating: 9
One of my favourite albums in recent years.
Even though every song is quite long, it manages to not tire me for a second and flows easily. I love the implementation of melodic riffs and interludes that's why I prefer it to Dead Roots Stirring.

Hits total: 4824 | This month: 10