This isn’t the first time we’ve written about UK-based progressive metal act Aeolist, and it certainly won’t be the last. We’ve been looking forward to this young band’s debut EP for some time, and now the wait is finally over. As is the trend for new and relatively unknown bands these days, along with a free stream of the music the group have seen fit to offer the release using the name-your-price Bandcamp model, and you’ll hear no complaints from us as far as that goes! Stream away:

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As far as EP’s go, there’s a good amount of value here. The group cover a lot of ground in the 29-minute run time, jumping from post-rock to metalcore to jazz and then back again, and it’s all quite consistently enjoyable. All the songs flow together cohesively, and the closing track ‘IV‘ is an 11-minute post-metal behemoth. It’ll be interesting to see what else these guys come up with in the future as they mature and progress as musicians, but they’re definitely off to a fantastic start.

– PM


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