BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Elder

Elder

Hivelords, Bardus

Fri, October 10, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Elder
Elder
Elder is the definition of a work in progress, as the group continues to meld the familiar sounds of Sleep‘s colossal riffage with their ever-evolving vision of soaring melodies and sonic soundscapes. Listeners will find themselves locked into the trio’s lengthy epics, which toe the line between the chasms of classic stoner metal and mindblowing psychedelia.

Since the release of 2010′s Dead Roots Stirring, their second full-length record for MeteorCity Records, Elder has continued to push their sound in more dynamic and inspiring directions, while still holding true to their original methodology: all heavy, no filler.
Hivelords
Hivelords
HIVELORDS exists to transmute a natural and terrifying force into experience. They are akin to archetypical renderings of a hidden, absurd squalor beneath existence. They acknowledge all the tenets of folklore, mythology and organized religion while unveiling the real horror behind them; absolute uncertainty. The destination is harsh reality, and the route is a painstakingly calculated mixture of concepts such as misery, disbelief, mold, mortality, and debris. The redeeming quality of each rendering is the presence of just enough triumph to return to normal levels of depression after listening.
Bardus
Bardus
If the Melvins, Eyehategod, Unsane, and Queens of the Stone Age all somehow co-fathered some ungodly offspring, that ungodly offspring would, no doubt, sound an awful lot like Bardus.

The Philly trio's 2013 release, Solus, is by turns scratchy, scathing, and swinging; these dudes manages to hit that sweet spot between catchy and crushing again and again and again, a seemingly endless supply of cool (and often elphants-marching-tastic!) riffs at their fingertips – so even the most dissonant sections somehow retain jjjjussssttttt enough melody to prevent the music from being uninviting. Their sound is both momentous and hazy, like a giant who has just awoken from a thousand-year slumber in a swamp and is realllllllly pissed: the guitars are so fuzzy they practically need a shave, the bass is ball-rattling, and the drums hit so hard they might give you a concussion. All of these elements make Solus addictively listenable.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com