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Elder - Elder [10 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Elder

Elder: Elder [10 inch]Elder [10 inch] (2008)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Take it from the dudes in Balboa and Towers, who know how to build an atmosphere: If you want to write a near-perfect epic screamo song, look to the opener on Elder's self-titled 10" EP, "Town of Clay." Everything you want in soft-hard/quiet-loud dynamics, budding guitars, huge, pounding drums and a.
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Take it from the dudes in Balboa and Towers, who know how to build an atmosphere: If you want to write a near-perfect epic screamo song, look to the opener on Elder's self-titled 10" EP, "Town of Clay." Everything you want in soft-hard/quiet-loud dynamics, budding guitars, huge, pounding drums and a desperate, pleading screamer atop it all is here.

The rest of Elder's EP isn't quite as overwhelming, but if you're looking for a well-done version of this ¡ la Envy and City of Caterpillar, you've come to the right place. "Shifting Gaze" is an appropriately titled followup to "Town of Clay," finishing up the A side with more of an atmospheric and restrained touch. "Golden Flower" is a perfectly conclusive sounding number from the trio (!), with moments that recall Sirens-era On the Might of Princes.

Armando Morales' scream comes off a bit shrill at first, but with a few listens of the EP, you realize how fitting his voice is to the whole thing, and any hints of annoyance it may cause has completely dissipated. This isn't to mention that guitarist Craig Woods provides a nicely bellowed backup for him in "Town of Clay."

This is a really impressive release in so many aspects. Definitely recommended.

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forgeagain (June 26, 2008)

Craig Woods actually sings the lead vocals for Elder and Armando does the backups, but hey, thanks for the good review!

mean_and_Average (June 26, 2008)

every band that craig woods is/has been in rules.

sugarfull (June 25, 2008)

You're right about the voice, it really does grow on you.

SloaneDaley (June 24, 2008)

I actually really like this cover art

when me and Feeding call this artwork emo that means we like it too.

defianceohioequalslove (June 24, 2008)

I actually really like this cover art

SloaneDaley (June 24, 2008)

I've been trying to start an emocore band forever, true story.

feeeding5000 (June 24, 2008)

The name made me think doom metal, but that is the most emo cover art I've ever seen.
I think I love emocore.

SloaneDaley (June 24, 2008)

could tell this was either emo/screamo from the artwork and sort of from the name glad I was right, Towers are pretty cool.

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