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Praise for Eschatology:

"[Pale Grey Lore] seem to be signaling their readiness to enter a different level of consideration with these songs…. Eschatology is a record full of purpose, and the realization of not just a plotline, but a creative vision fleshed out across the work (one would guess) of multiple songwriters coming together toward a common end. It is simultaneously gorgeous and troubling, thoughtful in composition and impact-making in result." — The Obelisk

"Eschatology is a thundering good time from smouldering start to the winding end of the closing title track. Equal parts color and clout, the vibrancy of the guitar flourishes, with the vast musical textures being matched in the album’s cover (an element of artistic work I find to be often brushed over these days). A colorful but bleak snapshot of the aftermath of a civilization’s downfall, the mystery of the artwork captured my interest. The music all but held it hostage. What lies beyond the doorway of that cryptic tower?" — Everything is Noise

"Compared with Pale Grey Lore’s self-titled 2017 debut, Eschatology, again engineered and mixed by Andy Sartain, is somehow denser and more spacious, with claustrophobic, fuzzed-out moments giving way to airier passages that introduce some breathing space, which makes the album sound somehow weightier and more massive. The recording also better captures the interplay between Miller and Roseberry’s divergent guitar tones, with Miller’s dark, reverb-y guitar work acting as foil to Roseberry’s sharper tone — yet another example of the balance of dark and light that shapes both the new record and, in a sense, the band’s worldview." — Columbus Alive

"Sometimes, it feels like they’re an alternate reality version of Alice in Chains with something to smile about; others, it feels like Blue Cheer time-warped and soaked in a tub of liquefied Sleep albums. … Quite possibly my album of the year, Eschatology comes off as a band creating the best album they can at this time in their lives, while recognizing and anticipating the changes to come. Fantastic work, through and through." — Metal Blast

"This Columbus, Ohio band is on a roll, double dipping into the psych and doom pool very effectively. I really love how these guys favor melodies over straight bludgeoning, even though they do that really well too. One of my faves this year." — Off Shelf

"Eschatology is positively ballooning with fresh ideas, ever-weaving melodicism, and the right sort of cathartic narrative that’ll grip the listener by their chest and shake them free of the catatonia-inducing chaotic reality of today." — Grizzly Butts

"The songs [on Eschatology] are epic bites of timeless rock, with fabulous little touches to make the listener engage (including some mystical bells to the title track). … There is a certain nod to godfathers of metal, but the sound is warm and modern without the cookie cutter settings that blight many modern bands." — Metal Nexus

"From the first moment those guitars hit hard, backed up by the punctual and percussive groove section. There’s also a brightness on those guitars … which evokes nostalgia in much the same way as on Black Mountain or Torche. This, and the thick bass which runs behind them, works really well with the grunge-y vocals. Pale Grey Lore are very much cognizant of these balances and put them to very good use throughout…." — Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"I can find very few faults in this record, and I can tell that the band achieved exactly what they were going for. … Every single song on Eschatology sounds excellent, and that is a wondrous testament to every member of the recording team. The sky is seemingly the limit for the talented foursome." — Music In Motion Columbus

"While Pale Grey Lore’s debut album set up a solid foundation in 2016, Eschatology is where things really get interesting. A noticeable boost in heaviness gives the group some extra weight but they never lose sight of their psychedelic roots. The conceptual angle, in turn, sets a strong precedent for what will hopefully be even more trippy freak-outs to follow. If albums like this and the newest efforts by Merlin, Book of Wyrms, and Ecstatic Vision are anything to go by, the space rock scene is in good hands." — Indy Metal Vault

"Lucky for us we currently exist in an age where spiritual bards like Ohio’s Pale Grey Lore have a knack for blending dystopian visions with insanely enthralling garage-psych frequencies for us all to tune in to; what’s more, your four grandiose storytellers have chosen the path of (well, sonic) evolution instead of the one leading to demise…. Jumping on board the USS Small Stone Records to transmit one hell of a sci-fi odyssey come September 6th, Pale Grey Lore have pushed themselves with the kind of forward thinking needed to survive and be heard." — Cult of the Ibex

"Eschatology masterfully traverses and incorporates a diverse array of sounds and styles, but the atmosphere created in each song assures you that each one is part of the same world. … It’s grittier and perhaps a little more brutal than the previous release, but it also boasts melodic vocals, atmospheric ambiance, and textural embellishments making it tonally complex and potently psychedelic." — The Patchbay

"These guys play a heavy-handed version of drug laced Camaro rock. The vocals offer more hopefully floating sense of melody. The tight syncopated feel of what they do has as much as in common with Helmet as they do Kyuss." — Abysmal Hymns

"Bouncy, energetic riffs gallop across a desert plain, a whiff of mescaline bringing some color into the dreams that ensue. Its closest spiritual brethren are (obviously) Kyuss and (slightly less obviously) Queens of the Stone Age. … The riffs are the star of the album, instantly latching onto your brainfolds and holding on tight, and the amount of variety helps each song remain distinctive." — Angry Metal Guy

"An amazing trip of an album! So many gorgeous, tasty technicolour treats for your earbuds! That bass fuzz, those drum beats, the vocals that Ozzy would approve of and the guitars that just riff over the cacophony of awesomeness." — AEA Zine

Praise for the self-titled debut album:

"I was a big fan of the self‐titled first full‐length from Ohio heavy rockers Pale Grey Lore when it was released last year by the band on their own. Enough so that I considered it one of 2016’s best debut albums, and I’ll happily stand by that a year after the fact. Right out of the gate, the Columbus natives showcased an ability to craft memorable songs that were about more than just their hooks, but still delivered those with righteous efficiency. Their material was tight, mature in a way that undercut the fact that it was their first album, and wholly unpretentious. There was, in short, a lot to like." — The Obelisk

"For a debut, [Pale Grey Lore's] self-titled album has a nice, strong, confident stride to its style, from the opening track's brandished chords to the final moments of closer ‘Grave Future’ and the trippy invitations it contains. The music does a fun job of blending modern stoner doom with joyful '70s heavy rock tonality, with the beats and rhythms further swirling the lines between those two big influences. And like so many of those albums from yesteryear, the guitarist manages to give his instrument a sense of its own life, at times not so much playing as singing through its strings." — The Burning Beard

"[Pale Grey Lore's first album] encompasses a variety of rock genres, the nuances of which all add up to a debut record of great depth and quality. ... With this excellent debut album, Pale Grey Lore have added their own chapter to the great rock and roll story." — More Fuzz

"[Pale Grey Lore's] strong debut encompasses the things we love best about doom metal and psych rock, polished off with pop‐rock impulses, driven by rhythm and soaring melodies. … What will be found within these nine tracks is a band that stands strong keeping their feet rooted in different soil. What won’t be found is a single note of dullness." — Doomed & Stoned

"[Pale Grey Lore's debut is] a psychedelic journey towards some promised higher truth, one whose sinister nature is revealed as you go deeper into the darkness. … It's not common for an artist's first release to feel fully realized, taking on a unique identity of its own. Pale Grey Lore, drawing inspiration from psych-rock, doom, 70's hard rock and likely some good budz, manages to create something that's distinctly them. They've unearthed some ancient and forgotten text of the occult and told us its lore through the sorcery of their music." — The Patchbay

"Trippy, oft ethereal and immensely lysergic in sound, … [the songs] transport you into another realm and beckon you to ride a cosmic tide of surrealism. ... All in all, the Pale Grey Lore self‐titled is a clear contender for inclusion in the Hall Of Fame for debuts as this album is a show stealing release that only adds to the reputation Columbus has deservedly earned for far beyond average bands." — Metal Nexus

"The tone of their debut is reminiscent of some of the best of 70’s heavy rock, while neither sounding contrived or outdated. Full of fuzz, distortion and a raw energy that they channel with a confidence unseen in debut albums, Pale Grey Lore give hope to the notion that heavy rock is not dead. It has merely been dormant, waiting for someone to come along and unleash its fury.” — Music In Motion Columbus