“Innate Passage” is a psychedelic prog stoner rock album that showcases Elder’s evolution towards a more prog rock sound. The album tackles the decline of society and the introspection of musicians during the pandemic, resulting in an avant-garde and fantasy-inspired sound with a 70s background.
The heavy prog opener, “Catastasis”, with the stoner vibe gives us an idea of what’s to follow.
“Endless Return” begins with atmospheric intro, which leads into a groovy track with riffs and powerful rhythms.
“Coalescence” is an enthralling, atmospheric track that builds to a powerful climax with a modern twist on traditional prog elements, creating a cohesive piece of music.
“Merged in Dreams – Ne Plus Ultra” is the album’s longest track, lasting less than 15 minutes, and combines all of the musical elements offered by the band in earlier tracks. This song will surely intrigue the prog rock freaks.
“The Purpose” closes the album in a wonderful atmospheric way, leaving listeners with a lasting impression.
“Innate Passage” induces an enthralling atmosphere with its intense and mesmerizing sound. The heavy prog and the stoner elements are making the overall sound more intriguing and dynamic on the whole. This album will appeal to anyone who enjoys prog rock music that blends various musical styles without adhering to a strict formula.