Kicking off with “The First Haunting”, we’re greeted with a short, chilling intro. It’s appropriately titled, the sounds of a wind-swept barren landscape, the faint crackle of a Geiger counter, some tortured screams, it really is rather haunting, a feeling of emptiness and desolation, before first track, “Wolves”, rips through your speakers like a rabid animal. It has its delicate moments with some soft guitar playing mid-track but ultimately, it’s a snarling, emotionally charged track full of bite.
Lead single “The Great Art Disaster” kicks in with an ever so slightly nu-metal feel, it’s a bit quiet and in all honesty, the vocals overlaying the track can sound somewhat disjointed in places, it doesn't always match up. There’s a slight prog-rock influence carrying the track, it has its moments and ends better than it starts, but as a whole it’s a tad disappointing. “This Time We Caused Earthquakes” on the other hand is a much stronger offering and would have been, in my opinion, a better choice for a single, one of the records highlights, before we finish up on the title track, a near ten minute mammoth of a song. It’s lavish and bold but at the length it is, struggles to hold your focus for the duration and ends up appearing to go on a bit, which is a shame as it’s delivered well.
In the long run, what’s clear is GAA aren't afraid to dive in at the deep end, they play with a sense of adventure and seemingly thrive on pushing themselves musically. This new mini album shows signs of promise from these young technical musicians, leaving only a few areas to sharpen up on. The desert may have met the mountain, I guess now it’s just a matter of how high GAA can climb. 
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"Where The Desert Meets The Mountain" is released August 11th.