“Holy smokes! Gliding through an often jazz-based landscape that is filled with valleys and peaks of prog-rock and near-thrashing metal, ESO is a powerhouse live experience bordering on full-blown spectacle.”
"...they’re really, really, really good at what they do, which is build epic, bruising rock jams that sound like they were shipped overnight from Jupiter.
“one of Bend's most promising bands and one that's at the forefront of instrumental innovation in the Northwest.”
“Together, the quartet unleashed a flood of creativity, playing stuff that sounded like the soundtrack to space exploration, and other stuff that sounded like the Oompa Loompa song re-written for the year 3000. ”
“This is the sound-track space scope narrative that fits at least one of your memorable REM stints in wonderland. ”
“ESO hangs its hat on spandex-tight numbers that are remarkably scripted with each change meticulously crafted and locked into the band’s collective memory.”
“And people love the percussion freakouts, where all four members man drums of some kind. It’s a polyrhythmic spectacle, thudding and tribal.”