What We All Come To Need
Label: Southern Lord
Pelican's first full-length for Southern Lord furthers their reputation for complex instrumentals. Combining the trudge of doom and stoner metal with the open structures of prog rock, they create deliberately-paced, super-heavy extendo-jams. While the songs on What We All Come To Need are decidedly more subdued than on previous efforts from the L.A.-based (via Chicago) quintet, both the title "The Creeper" and the way it meanders its way into the listener's subconscious, evince the way the entire album works -- gently. This may be the first ever "subtle" metal record.