Elder – “Lore” Double LP
The third full length (released in 2015) from this Boston, USA heavyweight trio. Like Electric Wizard and Sleep, Elder take a Sabbathy heavy-metal template and then build upon its foundations, incorporating, in the instance of this album, psyche, prog and classic ’70s heavy rock (Jimmy Page riffs and John Bonham beats aplenty). Always heavy, but also, always evolving. The addition of some suitably epic artwork helps make this album even more of a ‘kosmische musik’ masterpiece. Hype sticker states ‘colored vinyl’, which should be pink-blue-purple merge.