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The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw - Pelican

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal / Artist: Pelican / Audio CD released 2005-08-08 at Hydra Head

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      29.11.2009 13:08
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      A great post-metal album if less remarkable than its predecessors

      Released in 2005, US post-metal Pelican's second full-length release 'The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw' once again sees the band experiment with their own unique take on the Isis blueprint, and as with their previous album 'Australiasia' the album consists of epic, sludgy tracks with organic drums and a heavy emphasis on gradually-building momentum, with the complete absence of vocals of any kind once again reinforcing the elemental, nature-influenced atmosphere of the music.

      Whereas 'Australasia' brought to mind tectonic plates grinding against one-another over millennia, 'The Fire in Our Throats...' instead evokes a more metoerological feel of great changes in temperature and pressure, whereby vast storms rage over rolling seas before giving way to the occasional moments of sunlit serenity, with the music losing some of the raw, relentlessy-chugging power of its predecessor and replacing this instead with a more ethereal (some would argue bland), drifting quality.

      Whilst still very enjoyable this is something as a shame, as the deep, momentous grooves Pelican gouged into the earth on their previous album and Ep are quite sorely missed here, with the music sounding less engaging in their absence. There are still lots of crunchy, crashing bass and guitarlines to be found on the album, but it just doesnt have the same kick to it that made its predecessors such a joy to listen to. That said, the song-structure is still very good, even if its hooks are not so sharp this time around, and the album is an atmospheric, professionally-executed and wholly enjoyable listen despite its flaws.

      Tracklisting

      1. Last Day Of Winter 09:36
      2. Autumn Into Summer 10:44
      3. March To The Sea 11:37
      4. - 04:43
      5. Red Ran Amber 11:20
      6. Aurora Borealis 04:55
      7. Sirius 05:47

      Total playing time 58:42

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Last Day Of Winter
    2 Autumn Into Summer
    3 March To The Sea
    4 Untitles
    5 Red Ran Amber
    6 Aurora Borealis
    7 Sirius