Sometimes the reviewers here get assigned bands they have absolutely no clue about. Often that can lead to some bad listens. Thankfully this is not one of those times. This band came from out of nowhere for me and blew me away.

The term post-metal typically brings to mind bands like Neurosis, Isis, and the likes. While Beak do draw influence from those bands, it wouldn't be fair to lump them in with clones. They mix in a good bit of post rock into their sound as well as dirty sonically destroying sludge metal. It makes for a very interesting listen.

At times beautiful they will quickly dive in a chaotic metal assault. The whole ep feels like it could come unhinged at any moment and that's what I loved most about it. For instance, the track Men at Arms open with a wonderful melodic passage that abruptly drops into a disgustingly heavy/sludgy riff that spits forth rage while still holding a good sense of the melody.

Eyrie is more than a pleasant surprise. It's one of the better EPs I've heard in some time. It being an EP is really the only somewhat negative thing I can say. I want more, 5 tracks isn't enough.