Sins Of The Elders was recorded and mixed November 2015 through January 2016 at Ravens Head Studio in Allston, MA with "Tall" Eric Braunschweiger and Conclave. The album was mastered in February of 2016 at New Alliance East in Cambridge, MA with Nick "Z" Zampiello.
Jerry Orne: Bass/Vocals
Jeremy Kibort: Rhythm & Lead Guitars/Backing Vocals
Terry Savastano: Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Dan Blomquist: Drums & Percussion
"That Conclave would have an idea of what they wanted to accomplish going into their first full-length isn’t really a surprise given their experience and what they were able to bring to the prior EP, but Sins of the Elders excels in its pummel and its blend of heavy riffing and harder sentiments. It is brutal in concept and execution."
- JJ Koczan - The Obelisk
"The best thing to be said about Conclave is their variety. From swaggering blues riffs, to alternate picked death metal riffs, they're just crossing vast, desolate lands of sound.
Pained vocals buttressed by growls coexist with the guitars. The vocals are weaved in and out of the mix, from far in the back to right up front.
Sins of the Elders is the best doom metal to cross my desk in 2016."
- Nik Cameron - Glacially Musical
"Many stoner/sludge metal oriented bands in the doom sub-genre struggle to develop retainable songs in mass – the ethos being a bludgeoning effect that can be impressive in the short term, yet ultimately moving to the recesses of your mind. Jerry as a vocalist conveys despair in a somber, contemplative manner for “Aethereum”, rhythmically matching the lurking, lumbering chords before the swinging Sabbath-like uplift and wah-wah lead break action takes the listener into another psychedelic haze direction. The seasoning these four musicians have had in a variety of genres through decades of previous work greatly benefits the outcome of the material, as conscious attention to the right transitions and riff arrangement keeps this slightly over one-hour record entertaining and rather comforting to take in front to back – which isn’t always the case in a genre known for slow, drawn out songs. Be it a touch of extreme black metal trilling in certain sections of the title cut or even reaching back to a more tribal Metallica nuance, Conclave’s synthesis of what they love into their sound organically works.
Sins of the Elders keeps Conclave in the mix for one of the best sludge/stoner/doom metal units going not only in New England – but the entire international landscape. Proof that the heart and soul of the movement will never die."
-Matt Coe - Dead Rhetoric