This. Is. Amazing.
Anyone even the least bit into music can appreciate this simply amazing album. There are no vocals, only instruments that carry the listener across waves and waves of beautiful sound. This is my first Pelican CD, before this i never took much notice of them or their name..but after hearing the hype for this album and reading how great it was and that it’s (and the band is) similar to bands like Neurosis, Isis, Cult of Luna..i thought i just had to get it to really understand what people were talking about.
The tracks on this album are nothing short of awesome. All of them, at least to me, conjur up a sort of emotion..be that sadness, a sense of determination and even reflection on anything. It’s a CD you could listen to while overlooking the ocean from a great view, for example. It’s that beautiful and melodic. The song “March to the Sea”, was originally 20 minutes long on their “March to the Sea” E.P that came out just before this album..unfortunately, (And it’s probably the ONLY downside to this album) it’s cut down to around 10 minutes here.
I think for most people hearing this, it’ll take a couple of listens to fully grasp what’s going on. It did for me, at least. This album should not be missed by any fan of Pelican, or by anyone who is into instrumentalism. Pelican are extremely talented, and deserve alot of respect. This album is absolutely 5/5.