Chuck Schuldiner Project

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Queen Elephantine

Scarab cover art

Now this is the sort of band you rarely ever hear, progressive, doomy, droney, there is truly a bit of everything in Queen Elephantine a New York based (But Hong Kong formed) act. These guys are crafting music that is strangely innovative and hard to dig into. but once you let the spiraling melodies and strange structures of pieces like the eighteen minute long Crone you start to realize the incredible power of this group. Not a lot of bands can craft something that is this artsy and this well developed. There are a lot of weird and otherworldly elements in Queen Elephantines sound and its not always easy to get into the music. I especially dig the unique instrumentation used throughout, it helps to set Queen Elephantine apart and give them more of their own type of magic. The songs on their latest release, Scarab may be long and progressive but that does not take away from their beauty. Queen Elephantine are doing something new and exciting and I can't wait to see where they go next!

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