New Bedford is also called the «Whale Town», but in addition to this delicacy there are a band named Elder from New Bedford that for some music lovers could be considered as a delicacy. Elder was formed fifteen years ago and mixes heavy prog and psych, but over the year they have developed the music and matured.
Their first album was much more metal than progressive, then it changed. Bands undergo change over time and Elder is no exception, and their new release Omens is their fifth release and probably their best. Omens is the newest pillar in the construction of their own musical universe. With it, Elder further embrace experimentation in their brand of progressive psychedelic rock in which atmosphere, melody and structure are created and transformed again and again. The track Embers,
Omens offers five pretty lush and cinematic songs with massive riffs and intricate melodies that are well-sounding and fascinating. Omens showcase a band with much will to experiment and to dive into the most colorful parts of the psych palette. Omens is a concept album and the lyrics deal with the greed and over-consumption of humanity at the expense of our lives and the environment.