Aeolian are a band from Spain that plays a very melodic form of blackened death metal with some elements of thrash and folk music and this is a review of their 2018 album "Silent Witness" which will be released in September by Snow Wave Records.
A very hard, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album before going into a very fast musical direction which also brings in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking while with some black metal screams being added into the recording and they also bring in a lot of death metal elements.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the guitar solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with some melodic pagan chants also being used at times and when acoustic guitars are utilized they bring in elements of folk music.
Whispers and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly while the riffing also brings in a great amount of thrash influences along with the clean vocals also giving the music a touch of power metal when they are utilized and growls are also used quite a bit throughout the album and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a brief use of nature sounds can also be heard.
Aeolian plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the more melodic styles of black and death metal while the thrash and folk music elements makes the songs stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover environmental themes.
In my opinion Aeolian are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal with some elements of thrash and folk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The End Of Ice" "Return of The Wolf King" "Wardens Of The Sea" and "Oryx". 8/5 out of 10.