This two song EP album, released in April 1st 2012 first as a vinyl, then converted to a digital format marks the change in direction for the band. Following the huge and enthralling riffs that was Dead Roots Stirring, Spires Burn/Release offers a more dynamic and melodic approach to the band’s composition.
Spires Burn sets the tone with a heavy, fuzzed-out bass and a rhythm that will make your neck hurt.
Release showcases the band’s ability to tell a story through their epic use of syncopation.
Straying farther from their stoner-doom roots than ever before, Boston’s Elder keeps going forward, further into undefined areas and shoegaze territory.