Release Date: Jun 7, 2019
Record label: Southern Lord
Genre(s): Post-Rock, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Instrumental Rock
In the six years between the releases of Forever Becoming (2013) and Nighttime Stories (2019), the post-metal instrumentalists have experienced deaths, births, and assorted cruel slaps of fate. That bittersweet pill courses through Pelican's sixth full-length effort, stretching capillaries and diseased tissue to the breaking point. Brooding opener "WST," which pays tribute to guitarist Dallas Thomas' recently deceased father -- recorded with his dad's beloved acoustic guitar -- sets the tone, delivering copious amounts of doomy cinematics that seek catharsis through sheer sonic might.