Pelican will go down in history as that band given the impossible task of following Carcass at Maryland Deathfest 2013. But I gotta say, they performed admirably that night…I stayed for almost half an hour! All joking aside, they really were captivating—especially considering the fact that they were an exclusively instrumental outfit that night, and, well…have always been, up until now. Generally speaking, instrumental bands don’t keep my attention long…if at all, but these guys managed to. So with the band bringing in vocals for the first time on their new EP, The Cliff, they caught my attention once again.