Hall of the Elders, an electronic hardcore band born in Valdosta, Georgia but now gone to Atlanta, has released an EP titled Bioacoustic that distills the madness of their live performance into pure, sweet shots of 100-proof firewater.
From the first metronomic tones of the first cut, Option 2, the listener has no option but to remain.
Keven Hammonds-McArthur‘s controlled but manic lead guitar lines intertwine with Jonah Edwards’ deep hard bass, using the drummer Nick McLendon’s explosive percussion as a steel framework to build these tunes so they can hold up to vocalist Mark Jackson’s now wailing, now growling voice.
The Old Lady’s favorite tracks:
Don’t Mess with the Mayor sneaks up out of the darkness like a mugger, catching up and snatching up your attention, holding you hostage with grinding beats and lyrical interludes until you’re ready to give up that last twenty you have stashed in your shoe.
Undertoe washes in pleasantly over your feet, but brings on its sea breeze the despairing cries of distant drowned voices. Swim at your own risk!
Animal jumps on your back with all four paws, scratching and clawing at your ears with a smooth jungle viciousness that beguiles you into becoming willing prey. Lay down and die, and bon appétit!
You can hear download the Bioacoustic EP at http://www.halloftheelders.com/ and check out the store… there’s merch, man!
If you want to book this on-the-way-to-greatness group, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them the Old Lady sent you.