BEAK – Releasing on April 3rd, 2012, via Someoddpilot, is the debut album Eyrie from Chicago’s Post-Metal band – Beak. Beak isn’t a household name yet, just give them time. This band is quite adept at fusing together these five songs for an electric listening experience. This debut album flourishes with Extreme Metal both vocally and musically and tempers down with bridges that expresses signs of Beak’s progressiveness.
Angry Mother Of Bones and Hands Collide are the first two tracks and they pounced upon my cranium with reckless sonic precision. Beak plays solid, they play tight and extremely proficient. Throughout Eyrie, I am impressed by the fact this is a debut album after all. Founding members Chris Eichenseer (drums) and Jason Goldberg (bass, polivoks and vocals) do have seasoned experience from being members of the critically acclaimed Post-Rock band The Timeout Drawer.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Slusher bestows plenty of believable rage while he sings. Jamey Jasta would beam if he heard Jon belt out his vocals. (Maybe Jamey already has). Hell, Beak would be a substantial opening act for Hatebreed. When it comes to Metal bands pushing the envelope of Extreme, it can sometimes sound chaotic with no destination in sight. Beak appears to have a destination with Eyrie, one that beats the snot out of my ears and has me hankering for another beating. I’ll never learn my lesson I guess.
Yes, fiery duo guitars are prevalent on Eyrie and the sound never comes across muddled. The rhythm section is a tidal wave of dynamite beats. A top-notch production all around with Eyrie, this debut album leaves me looking forward to more of this brand of Metal from Beak.
Fans of Ana Kefr to fans of The Devil Wears Prada should all find something to like about Beak. Extreme, modern and unyielding in their total impact of sound, while incorporating melodic interludes within their songs, has turned out to be a regal approach for Beak, one that should have them becoming a universal name in due time around our beloved world of Metal.
Chris Eichenseer - drums
Jason Goldberg - bass, polivoks & vocals
Jon Slusher – guitars & lead vocals
Andy Bosnak - guitars
EYRIE – Track Listing:
Angry Mother of Bones
Men at Arms
Billions of Eyes
The Weight & Time
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LONG LIVE BEAK.