[colored_box color=”grey”]Rating: 9
Label: Southern Lord
Author: Andrew Koran[/colored_box]
For those who happen to know what Pelican are all about and keep an update, to what these guys have been releasing lately, this album might sound a bit of a surprise -a happy one- since “Forever Becoming” sounds as a perfect turn back on their back catalogue, when their sound wasn’t entirely strained from their metal roots!
Here, you will listen good old Pelican , with not much electronics or happy melodies interrupting your heavy journey! As I referred to them in the first lines of this review, their muddy, rocky beats and their desert instrumental sound, accompanied with their music explosions and the sense of freshness you always get by their songs is once again present!
Everything is back and it seems it took them a while to realise the importance of hearing what the once sounded and try to deliver this solid thing into their current sound! To say the truth, I really find their every release interesting, as far as sound and storytelling through music, is concerned. I could say they seemed to have everything settled as far as sound aesthetics and sound design are concerned as well! On “Forever Becoming” really everything seem to be back in place and the record flows so fast and beautifully, that you can’t escape a second or third listening session one after the other!
Beautiful and flowing music from the genre’s masters! Instrumental post metal for the masses it is! Enjoy responsibly!
|Track List||Line Up||01. Terminal
02. Deny the Absolute
03. The Tundra
04. Immutable Dusk
06. The Cliff
08. Perpetual Dawn
|Chris Common – mellotron, drums, piano
Bruce Lamont – baritone sax