Few bands can do spacey psych rock quite like Weird Owl. I initially stumbled upon this band on Twitter shortly after they'd inked a deal with Anton Newcombe's 'a' Records for the release of their first EP, Healing. I then found their debut album, Nuclear Psychology, on CD Baby and knew I was in for something special. Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed is the band's debut album, and Teepee Records did an excellent job with its release.
Teepee Records tends to specialize in psychedelic and heavy metal artists, so the songs on Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed are heavier than those on Nuclear Psychology, which was self-released by the band. Where Nuclear Psychology draws many comaprisons to early-era Pink Floyd, Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed reminds me more of psych metal bands like Orchid, Kadavar, and Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. However, whereas those bands deal in heavier-themed songs, Weird Owl plumbs the psyche and delves into the spiritual aspect of what it means to be human. In other words, if you're looking for sugary pop tunes, you've come to the wrong place.
My personal favorite tracks on this album are "Skeletelepathic" and "Phases of the Moon." Truth be told, I prefer the spacier sound they forged in Nuclear Psychology and Healing. While I do enjoy a good heavy record, I feel as though the songs structures on those two EPs is superior to their work here. However, this is certainly an album with a great deal of merit and an excellent addition to your collection if you enjoy psychedelic and/or space rock.
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