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Destined For The Sun

by Elks
Destined For The Sun by Elks
Released: Sep 2011
Label: Tee Pee Records
Seemingly named in honor of hunting-lodge-decorated hipster bars, these metal lords of Flatbush wisely limit their debut to six songs, ranging from 2:22 opener "White Fang Learns to Hate" to 4:52 closer "Weedwolf." Their dense, chunky, coagulated clatter-and-rush now and then slips into a semblance of cave-painted Sabbath sludge, nimble Thin Lizzy lines and solar Hawkwind soaring (plus at least one drum break), with lumberjack grumbling mixed low á la '90s alt crews of the Helmet/Prong ilk. Alleged sci-fi themes aren't really audible, but the singer does seem to say "Peabo Bryson" once.

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