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Russian Circles

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4 stars That EP prevented me from disappointing in whole genre. RUSSIAN CIRCLES remind me of fellow Russian Proggers INFRONT, who sound the same way beautiful - half-Post- Rock, half-Metal...and a third half of Magic ;)

OK, to be short - imagine TOOL mixed with MOGWAI. But throw away these meaningless noises and long sampled interludes Post-Rock has been always proud of. This is pure Music - not even that much Psychedelic; concise and short as one might think, but it's extremely well. I give 4 stars only because it's a bit short - 27 minutes - and I'm looking forward to recieve a full RUSSIAN CIRCLES album.

I'm feeling deep appreciation towards these guys and their music - maybe due to their name? ;) Anyway, highly recommended for Art-Rock, Post-Rock and Instrumental Guitar Rock fans.

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Posted Monday, April 9, 2007 | Review Permalink
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3 stars Debut band's EP is good enough for debut and contains all useful style's attributes: energetic melodic (and often aggressive) guitar sound, some repetitive musical structures and even metal drive. As characteristic for US post-rock bands, they play heavier and much more energetic music, then their European (Nordic?) colleagues. So, music has less nuances, but is much more rock.

Usual problem is the same as with many similar bands - instrumental only compositions too often are not enough attractive to be listened one after another for a long. Happily, it just 4- song EP. so you have here enough music to imagine what Russian Circles are, and not too much to be boring.

In all, not a bad debut by average American post-rock band.

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