"Fan of Animals as Leaders? Listen to this release as soon as possible. It's like AAL on speed, with some orchestrations added to it. It's even better than their last album, by far, in my opinion. This EP has the potential to be my top release of 2017. "
"The Ancient Mental is a Hong Kongese band who definitely likes to jam some Animals as Leaders. Philomath is, indeed, a very technicality-focused djent EP, but – contrary to their inspiration, and much to my pleasure – features a quite-prominent bass guitarist, instead of the quiet backing tracks of AaL albums. Congratulations! Evidently, it’s nigh impossible to match the virtuosity of Mssrs. Abasi and Rayes, but guitarist Adam Aaron has nothing to be ashamed about because what’s on there is tasty and still very demanding. Great job, y’all! This is a mighty fine album you got there!"
-by Dæv Tremblay
Adam Aaron - Guitar,Programming // (Song 1-5) || Bass // ( Song 2 )
Chan Kin Fung - Bass // ( Song 3 )
Jonathan Lo - Bass // ( Song 1,4,5 )
Kin Ting Sum - Drum // ( Song 1-5 )
Karena Chan - Piano,Synth // ( Song 4 )
Mixing / Mastering by Adam Aaron , in his low budget little home studio.
Album Artwork by Adam Aaron