Do you sometimes wish that The Mars Volta hadn’t gone completely off the deep end? Do you find you crave that heady mix of blues, rock and metal? Is Stolas‘s Living Creatures worn out from replays? Look no further than Eidola for your math rock with a tinge of the blues, swing with a few screams thrown in or just general aural insanity. Mixing all these elements, the band’s The Great Glass Elephant is a demanding listen, but one which rewards the avid listener. You can listen to the whole thing right here after the jump!
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The album starts very hectic, blending all those influences and genres we mentioned above. However, right around the track ‘House Movement II: Selling Worth’ things get much more cohesive and darker as well. The closing to the album reminds one more of Deloused in the Comatorium, with its darker fusion of intricate guitars and soaring vocals. My favorite track has to be ‘The Alchemist and The Architect’ with excellent vocals closing it off. The songs get a bit longer near the end and start to lean a bit more towards the post rock direction, with long, drawn out riffs taking over from the dynamic action at the album’s inception. I’m not convinced the band pull these off with the same amount of skill, so maybe placing them near the middle would have been more advisable. Regardless, this is a stellar album and one which I urge you to dig into as soon as you can!