What We All Come to Need (180 Gram Colored Vinyl) Deluxe Edition
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The album opens with a bang on "Glimmer," slowly building up soundwaves and then crashing your eardrums in waves. Fans might notice that the track "Ephemeral" was actually present on the EP of the same name. In the past, Pelican has released different versions of the songs for their EPs, and then presented a trimmer, more cut-down version of the track on the LP. However, this version of "Ephemeral" appears to be nearly the same track, although it does sound ::slightly:: different, as if they maybe re-recorded it for the LP. But the difference is not as pronounced as the EP and LP versions of "March into the Sea" for example.Read more ›
In the early '60's, instrumental rock had its heyday, where bands created real musical pieces, not just lead guitar work. In fact, until the Beatles came on the scene, if you wanted guitar rock, you had to check out the Beach Boys, Dick Dale and a number of other surf bands to get what you were looking for. Perhaps the Ventures were the most successful of the instrumental bands, who finally received their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently.
So what does this have to do with Pelican? Actually, plenty. Although Pelican is a very heavy outfit, they have wisely crafted a sound that is about the song, and there is no lead work whatsoever on "What We All Come To Need". Like their predecessors, they favor atmosphere and groove, creating a CD that non-musicians can dig as much as any wanker out there. While this reviewer hasn't been familiarized with the band's influences, it's a safe bet they've paid attention to the early '60's period, where, in the case of Dick Dale and The Ventures, words weren't necessary.
Guitar is the bedrock of all rock music and Pelican give that hallowed instrument the attention it deserves. Heavy enough to satisfy the most obnoxious headbanger, yet melodic enough to appeal to a broader audience, which they deserve. A little tempo variation and a lick or two would spice it up, though, as long as they refrained from overdoing it.
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Four albums in and Pelican are still finding new way to innovate -- making their songs more memorable and epic while at the same time somehow keeping them short and compact. Read morePublished 15 months ago by A. Stutheit
It's not metal but it is heavy. It's dark and it's heavy but it's not heavy metal. This is a very cool style of heavy music. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mark
First bought the album for just a couple of songs I liked but after listening to it a few times, I like pretty much everything on it. Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by YankeeInTheQC
the album is absolutely worth the money spent. since i got it i just couldnt change the disc for anything else. highly addictive stuff... Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by ak6606