Back in 2013, Chicago instrumental post-metal outfit Pelican released its fifth studio album, Forever Becoming. The LP blended post-rock and metal with soaring, atmospheric guitars and sludgy distortion. Today, the band announced plans to revisit album cut “The Cliff” with a brand new EP, boasting remixes and a new vocal version of the track.
Out February 24th via Southern Lord, The Cliff includes reworkings of the song by Godflesh and Jesu’s Justin Broderick as well as Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer of ISIS/Palms. Additionally, post-hardcore veteran Allen Epley of Shiner and The Life & Times has contributed to a vocal version, making it only the second Pelican track ever to feature singing (the first being the Epley-sung “Final Breath” from 2009’s What We All Come To Need).
As a preview of the four-track effort, the band has shared the song’s vocal version. While the original was more of a booming post-rock mood setter, Epley’s forceful voice gives the rendition some added depth. Listen in below (via MetalSucks).