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Pelican
S/T
Type: CD
Company: Hydra Head Records
Release: 2002
Genre: Death
Reviewer: Nate Turpin
Published: 8/13/2003
This band is definitely Earth moving
The description of this instrumental band is a mix between Mogwai, Earth and Godflesh. All in all I can see bits of each band in this four song ep. The first song has moments of hope that are layered with guitar noise that play off of the distortion. I can see the comparison between Godflesh being that it is heavy with distorted noise but with crunchy effects...The song structures are layed out as if in a Mogwai cd...and this band is definately Earth moving. The second song, Mammoth, is just that, its a mammoth crusher of a song.

This is just what I have been looking for over the past few months, although I can say that it would be better on the last three tracks to have a vocalist...would have added more depth, but I'm definately not complaining about this album in any way. It wouldn't surprise me any if they started having a cult following...
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5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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2002
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