Launched by: Wild Factor Data
Launch Date: November twenty fifth, 2022
Style: Prog/Alt Metallic
Ben Rechter – Lead Vocals / Guitar
Ted Furuhashi – Guitar / Backing Vocals
David Hunter – Drums
Drew Patton – Bass Guitar / Screamed Vocals
Australia, the land down beneath, can be the house to many kick-ass Progressive Metallic bands, considering right here about Vanishing Level, Teramaze, Voyager, and much more on the acute aspect you’ve Be’lakor and Ne Obliviscaris and now you’ve Circles, sure!!!
No, the Melbourne Alt/Metallic/Prog unit just isn’t new on the scene, they’ve been round since 2010. Whereas having heard of those guys earlier than, by no means their music, I used to be immediately hooked when their new EP The Tales We Are Afraid Of | Vol. 1 got here via the promo wire. One learn over among the backdrops of the EP and we get the music “portrays the method of piecing collectively existentialism and identification to rekindle a powerful reference to oneself, which had beforehand dwindled to a flicker”. Sure flies over my head, however not pretentious sufficient to not have a correct hear.
The music right here is each bit as fascinating and melodic laden to take a deep dive into the EP with none hesitation. The choruses as huge right here on just a few of the tunes, the likes of “Surprise” and “Sleepwalking”, it has some tougher edges and distortion, however not sufficient prog wankery to uninteresting any moments. The vocals of Ben Rechter are one of many highlights of the EP and say the identical of their previous releases.
Once I heard “Dig” I used to be considering the identical factor, the place the hell can I take heed to extra music from Circles? Immediately hooked, a pleasant mix of attractive melodies, steel again finish with some poignant undertones all thrown into the combination. Maybe essentially the most fascinating and well-done observe right here is “Echo”, name it Djent some, name it a bit softy in locations, I don’t care it really works properly, the graceful vocals of Rechter give this music a go, later it suggestions over the sting when the distortion in rhythm comes at you, one other heavy refrain and basslines and this music has immediately been enjoying in my head since I heard it weeks in the past.
The Tales We Are Afraid Of | Vol. 1 is for anyone that may respect good nicely performed music and stable each music kicks ass EP, give Circles an opportunity as additionally they have a stable again catalog and in case you get an opportunity to chem them out on the highway, is a should. Can also’t look ahead to half II of their subsequent EP.
Written by: Shadow Editor