Psychedelic, stoner doom metalers Elder released their latest album, Reflections of a Floating World on June 2nd.  I have been a fan and followed them closely since I first heard Dead Roots Stirring years ago.  Since that time they have grown and evolved tremendously; each album becoming more and more complex, pooling from what seems to be an endless supply of powerful riffs.

“Sanctuary” is the first track on this album, and I think this one is my favorite.  Powerful, punishing riffs, that fade into some really serene parts, only to finish off with the most well layered doom riffs I have ever heard. “Staving off Truth” is another favorite.  

One thing about Elder, each track is not only a song, but a journey. A looooong journey. Reflections of a Floating World is a bit over an hour but it consists of only six tracks.  If you’re a fan of long songs, this album is right up your alley.

Reflections of a Floating World is a complete masterpiece.  Elder has deservedly become one of my favorite bands. This album is a must listen and I hope it affects you as it has affected me. Seriously, pick this one up kiddies, Reflections of a Floating World is going to be studied and analyzed for years to come.

Currently,  are touring the USA, so try to catch them if they play near you.

Tracklist
Sanctuary
The Falling Veil
Staving Off Truth
Blind
Sonntag
Thousand Hands

Elder is:
Nick DiSalvo – Guitar
Jack Donovan – Bass
Matt Couto – Drums

 

Bloodrock Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0 axes

Written by Jacek Leja for Bloodrock Media on 6/8/2017