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Russian Circles


Post Rock/Math rock

3.98 | 91 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I pretty much agree with Moatilliatta's review and thoughts on this album.This isn't as dynamic or explosive as the debut, but in it's own right and way this is an absolutely killer record. Maybe it's my Metal background, I don't know, but I love this album. And it clocks in at around 43 minutes. Nice.

"Campaign" starts off quietly and builds. I like when the guitar comes in before 2 1/2 minutes.The song hits it's peak before 3 1/2 minutes then settles back down. Great sound around 4 1/2 minutes. Piano ends it. "Harper Lewis" features some amazing sounding drums to open as some huge bass lines crash the party. Synths are followed by guitar as the tempo picks up. Heavy riffs after 2 1/2 minutes then an all out assault ! Killer drumming too. It then settles down but it's still heavy. "Station" truly sounds incredible. Guitar kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes and a fuller sound. Nice. It settles after 3 minutes then a minute later it's chaos ! A calm again 5 1/2 minutes in and a nice rhythm follows.

"Verses" slowly builds until i'm in heaven around 3 1/2 minutes.The guitar before 6 1/2 minutes sounds great. It sounds like a nucleur blast to end it. "Youngblood" is like walking into riff city. I love the sound when it changes before 3 1/2 minutes.The guitar starts to solo after 4 minutes. It kicks back in at 6 1/2 minutes. "XAVII" opens with slowly played guitar and drums. It's so beautiful 2 1/2 minutes in.The drums start to get more active a minute later as it ends.

RUSSIAN CIRCLES create a sound i'm very fond of, a few more albums like the first two and they'll become one of my favourite Post-Rock bands.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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