Omens is the fifth studio album by American progressive metal band Elder, released on April 10, 2020 through Stickman Records. The album was recorded at Black Box Studios in France with engineer Peter Deimel (Shellac, dEUS, Motorpsycho) and mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago. The album is a concept album about the end of the world and the search for hope in the face of despair.
The album was met with positive reviews from critics, who praised its ambitious scope, its intricate musicianship, and its powerful message. Omens was also a commercial success, reaching number 21 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
The album's title track, "Omens," is a seven-minute epic that sets the tone for the rest of the album. The song begins with a slow, atmospheric intro before building into a crushing riff and a powerful vocal performance from frontman Nick DiSalvo. The song's lyrics explore the themes of impending doom and the search for hope.
The album's second track, "In Procession," is a more upbeat and melodic song that features a catchy chorus and a driving rhythm. The song's lyrics are about the power of community and the importance of coming together in times of crisis.
The third track, "Halcyon," is a slow, atmospheric ballad that features a beautiful guitar solo from DiSalvo. The song's lyrics are about finding peace and tranquility in the midst of chaos.
The fourth track, "Embers," is a heavy and aggressive song that features a pounding rhythm and a blistering guitar solo. The song's lyrics are about the destructive power of fire and the importance of rebuilding after a disaster.
The fifth and final track, "One Light Retreating," is a slow, atmospheric outro that brings the album to a close. The song's lyrics are about the importance of hope and the power of the human spirit.
Omens is a powerful and ambitious album that explores the themes of hope, despair, and the end of the world. The album is a must-listen for fans of progressive metal and stoner rock.
|Sub-Genre: Heavy / Psychedelic / Progressive / Instrumental.|
|Catalog No: AS-018.|
|Color: Blue Shell w/Sticker Imprint.|