7 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Situated between Metallica and Explosions In the Sky, Chicago instrumental metal quartet Pelican have always been at a loss for words, so fans know better than to hope for some scintillating between-song banter on this live album. Pelican don't radically reinvent their songs for the stage, but they're just a bit looser once they leave the studio; the riffage of "Ephemeral" is wild enough to give the impression that this tightly controlled band might just fly off the handle, while "Last Day of Winter" gets downright gorgeous at times, right before the maelstrom reasserts itself.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Situated between Metallica and Explosions In the Sky, Chicago instrumental metal quartet Pelican have always been at a loss for words, so fans know better than to hope for some scintillating between-song banter on this live album. Pelican don't radically reinvent their songs for the stage, but they're just a bit looser once they leave the studio; the riffage of "Ephemeral" is wild enough to give the impression that this tightly controlled band might just fly off the handle, while "Last Day of Winter" gets downright gorgeous at times, right before the maelstrom reasserts itself.

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