Pelican

The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw (Hydra Head Records 2005)

Album review

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Pelican are one of the few bands out there that really don't need vocals. The musical landscapes they create could easily work with the right vocals, but as an instrumental band, they pull things off quite well. This new album is no exception. Like Pelican's previous works, it's full of shifts, the soaring highs, crashing lows, emotional scaring and release right through your speakers. Like some early Pink Floyd, Pelican put you through a relaxed, controled, mindfuck. "Autumn Into Summer" seems like just that as the song flows from one pace to another over almost 11 minutes. The guitars and bass work very well, but it would be interesting if the drums were a bit more thought out, there's so much a drummer could add in this album, and to Pelican in general, yet the drums seem lacking in the sense that they don't really add anything to the big picture.

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Reviewed by: Wolfie

2005 AbsolutMetal