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Review: AEolian - Silent Witness
Silent Witness

Label: Snow Wave Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 56:07
Tracks: 13
Genre: Melodic Death Metal


Review online: November 21, 2019
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (16 Votes)

I found this band by having their full-length debut recommended to me by some friends, and all I can say about them is "wow". Hailing from the Balearic Islands in Spain, Æolian serve up a slab of Scandinavian Melodeath in the vein of Amon Amarth and Ominum Gatherum with a pinch of Moonsorrow in the atmosphere. The songs on here are all diverse and catchy, using the smooth flow of the compositions to take you on a journey to snow-capped mountains, frozen tundras and evergreen forests in the dead of winter. Vocalist Daniel Peréz really helps to give this band identity, for while he does the usual growls, shrieks, yells, and clean singing, he also tends to approach the vocal lines in the same manner Dani Filth did in the earlier days of Cradle of Filth, which gives the album a lot more variety than it would have otherwise.

Overall, this is a very impressive debut from a band that I expect nothing but good things from in the future. If you like your Melodeath more on the epic side, this is a band worth getting into.

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