Label: Stickman Records
It’s fair to say that the task facing Elder is a daunting one. Since releasing their self-titled album in 2008, the band have made their way to the top of the psychedelic doom pantheon, with previous album Reflections of a Floating World being a huge success that really cemented the band’s place within the scene. As such, Omens arrives with a huge weight of expectation, especially as the band have with the addition of guitarist Michael Risberg, and Georg Edert has taken over the drum stool. It’s little surprise, then, that Omens is a different album to its predecessor; but it’s still unmistakably an Elder album, with all the brilliance that implies.