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Steam Elder's New EP

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The Massachusetts-based metal band Elder has a new EP out featuring two crushing new tracks called "Spires Burn" and "Release." They clock in at 10 and 12 minutes respectively, so don't think you're getting shortchanged with this EP. Both songs feature a pretty retro take on stoner metal, with some clear Black Sabbath influences in the vocals and a slow, heavy instrumental backing. The doom-influenced guitar and bass riffs, often the most important aspect of this style of music, are definitely there on both of these tracks, chugging away with propulsive fervor.

Stream both of the tracks above via Youtube, and purchase the new EP on vinyl from Armageddon Shop.