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"Entitled Sine Qua Non, this the bands sophomore effort and delivers on the promise of the debut! Mountainous riffing, doom wall layers of sound, epic visions, melancholy moments, splashes of angry black metal bursts, thunder cannon drum/bass explosions and more! And I was lucky enough to do one of the guitar solos on the album, which came out rather well I think! Hit the new arrivals section of our catalog to order now! NEW DOOM/EPIC METAL FROM TEXAS! The bands second album on Brainticket Records takes you on a journey of woe inspired tales of doom, melancholy and epic doom riffing! Excellent well thought out HEAVY doom inspired metal that will please all fans of the genre and then some. The band brings other influences to the table (epic viking, touches of symphonic black, old school heavy metal) making this more than just standard doom metal. With featured guest guitar solo from John Perez of Solitude Aeturnus! Get this yee fans of SA, Candlemass, While Heaven Wept, Doomshine, Amon Amarth, etc..."
“…what Sine Qua Non proves is they’re a band able to offer an individualized interpretation of doom without getting caught up in pretense or sacrificing memorable songwriting. I liked In Medias Res. I like Sine Qua Non better. It’s a more realized album all around, and as the title suggests that 'without this, there is nothing,' I can only respond that Elliott’s Keep’s time is well spent."
“Fans of Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass and Grand Magus will get their rocks off to this fine recording and speaking of Solitude, Elliott’s Keep are also from Texas and are quickly becoming the leaders of Texan Doom. The Texan connection is made even stronger on "Sine Qua Non" by the guest appearance of SA's John Perez who is also the chief honcho of Brainticket Records. Elliott’s Keep have arrived big time with this release and if you loved the debut, there is no reason but to adore this one…. Elliott’s Keep are the US Epic Doom masters of the moment.....10/10”