Boston stoner doom band Elder tonight at the Peacock Room
Sunday, June 24 â€“ Elder
with Hollow Leg, Fire in the Cave, Demons
The Peacock Room
1321 N. Mills Ave.
Some of doom metalâ€™s deepest dredgers are more purely experiential, driven by a how-low-can-you-go ethos. But, with clear songwriting and extraordinary melodic narrative that truly takes you on a voyage, Boston stoner doom band Elder are as much a musical experience. None of that, however, is to imply that these guys arenâ€™t heavy as fuck. They are, after all, in the same viscous bloodline as heavyweights like Sabbath and Sleep. But with opuses that swell, crest and crash in tides of fat canyon grooves and gigantic, slithering psych-blues riffs, they maybe do it with a little more style and scope. The homegrown support talent makes this a particularly loaded show. Besides the violent combustibility of Orlandoâ€™s own doom dealers Fire in the Cave and Demons, Orlando-Jacksonvilleâ€™s Hollow Leg are one of the countryâ€™s nastiest heavy bands right now, whether anyone realizes it yet or not. â€“ Bao Le-Huu