Review: Elder – Elder (S/T) Dec 8, 2009

This album, even though it came out in April this year, still gives me the feeling that Sleep gave me when I listened to them for the first time. That’s the best way to describe Elder‘s sound; Sleep worship. The entire disk plays like some lovechild of Haikus, Cisneros, Choi and Pike. Are Nick Disalvo, Chas Mitchell, and Matt Couto the blood of the great Southern California doom band? Maybe!

It’s not easy to perfect whole “doom” sound, but these guys come pretty damn close. At the opening track White Walls you’re given a nice dose of the sludgy sound that many bands in the 90’s perfected. Riddle of Steel Pt. 1 and Riddle of Steel Pt. 2 are some of the best stoner doom tracks of the year. So good. Checkem out if you get a chance. The guys are working on some new material, so be on the watch for a new EP or LP soon!

More information here at Concrete Lo-Fi Records.

  • henry

    hell yeah! I’m glad to see Elder getting some coverage. could be a rumor, but I’ve heard that when their S/T got released they were only 17

  • prolly

    I’ve been meaning to post a little write-up on it since I got the CD back in April. Really good disk.

  • trashcastle

    the rumor is true. the drummer matt couto aka pat bodreau was thirteen when this material was written and recorded.

  • Benji

    Dude, I literally have never heard of any of those bands? people?