Origin: Chicago, IL, USA
Genres: Instrumental, Atmospheric Hardcore

Pelican  


It can be either a blessing or a curse when a band's style can be summed up in a short sentence or phrase -- it's a blessing in that a potential fan base is easily identified, but a curse in that the band might feel pigeonholed or unfairly categorized. In the case of Pelican, the phrase would be "Isis without vocals". It would be unfair to stop the review there, as Pelican is more than an Isis clone, but as a basic description of where these guys are coming from, it sums up the situation nicely. The lack of vocals aren't particularly missed, since bands of this ilk often write songs with long, drawn-out instrumental passages that ebb and flow, with vocals almost an after-effect. Thus far the band has released one full-length album and two long EPs (at around 30 minutes each, the EPs are practically full-lengths themselves), and they've really nailed the atmospheric post-hardcore style quite well indeed (Neurosis, of course, is still the standard-bearer here -- while Isis sounds like Neurosis and Pelican sounds like Isis, Pelican sounds more like Isis than Neurosis, if that makes sense).

Current Members

Trevor De Brauw

guitars

Dallas Thomas

guitars

Bryan Herweg

bass

Larry Herweg

drums (Lair Of The Minotaur)

Former Members/Guests

Laurent Lebec

guitars


Discography



(EP) Pelican 
2003 Hydra Head
  1. Pulse
  2. Mammoth
  3. Forecast for Today
  4. The Woods
  • Trevor De Brauw
  • Laurent Lebec
  • Bryan Herweg
  • Larry Herweg




Australasia 
2004 Hydra Head
  1. NightEndDay
  2. Drought
  3. Angel Tears
  4. gw *
  5. ?
  6. Australasia
  • Trevor De Brauw
  • Laurent Lebec
  • Bryan Herweg
  • Larry Herweg

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) March Into The Sea 
2005 Hydra Head
  1. March Into the Sea
  2. Angel Tears (JK Broadrick remix)
  • Trevor De Brauw
  • Laurent Lebec
  • Bryan Herweg
  • Larry Herweg




The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw 
2005 Hydra Head
  1. Last Day of Winter
  2. Autumn into Summer
  3. March to the Sea
  4. -
  5. Red Ran Amber
  6. Aurora Borealis
  7. Sirius
  • Trevor De Brauw
  • Laurent Lebec
  • Bryan Herweg
  • Larry Herweg

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Metal Observer 



City Of Echoes 
2007 Hydra Head
  1. Bliss in Concrete
  2. City of Echoes
  3. Spaceship Broken-Parts Needed
  4. Win With Hands
  5. Dead Between The Walls
  6. Lost in the Headlights
  7. Far From Fields
  8. A Delicate Sense of Balance
  • Trevor De Brauw
  • Laurent Lebec
  • Bryan Herweg
  • Larry Herweg

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



(EP) Ephemeral 
2009 Southern Lord
  1. Embedding The Moss
  2. Epherema
  3. Geometry of Murder
  • Trevor De Brauw
  • Laurent Lebec
  • Bryan Herweg
  • Larry Herweg




What We All Come To Need 
2009 Southern Lord
  1. Glimmer
  2. The Creeper
  3. Ephemeral
  4. Specks Of Light
  5. Strung Up From The Sky
  6. An Inch Above Sand
  7. What We All Come To Need
  8. Final Breath
  • Trevor De Brauw
  • Laurent Lebec
  • Bryan Herweg
  • Larry Herweg

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



(EP) Ataraxia/Taraxis 
2012 Southern Lord
  1. Ataraxia
  2. Lathe Biosas
  3. Parasite Colony
  4. Taraxis




Forever Becoming 
2013 Southern Lord
  1. Terminal
  2. Deny the Absolute
  3. The Tundra
  4. Immutable Dusk
  5. Threnody
  6. The Cliff
  7. Vestiges
  8. Perpetual Dawn
  • Trevor De Brauw
  • Dallas Thomas
  • Bryan Herweg
  • Larry Herweg


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