"Empros" picks up where the anthemic riffs and melodies of 2009's "Geneva" left off and injects ever more slithering rhythms amid skull-crushing heft with all the visceral intensity of Godflesh, Swans and Neurosis. Now available on vinyl with a gatefold c
With "Geneva," Russian Circles find themselves adding elements of strings and horns to a formula of instrumental heavy and textural rock that simultaneously utilizes burly riffs and light atmospherics with just the right amount of chaotic noise. Now avail
In search of a streamlined sound, Russian Circles focused on each individual song having its own emotional and musical characteristics. As such, Memorial almost feels like stages of grief. To a degree, the monolithic, juxtaposed moods on Memorial is the band's reaction to the proliferation of iPod culture affecting how bands write music.
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