Circle Takes the Square: Decompositions – Vol I. Rites of Initiation

What we have here is quite an interesting record. After seven years Georgia based Screamo band Circle Takes The Square released a new EP. They had kept us in suspense with several studio outtakes but finally the waiting has an end. And even better it’s the first of three records soon to be released.

The EP runs about 20 minutes and the four songs perfectly stick together as if they would be one song. But you recognize it well because there are tempo changes. While the first, Enter By The Narrow Gates is very slow and builds up a ritual-like mood the second is faster and more typical to their old style. The third song with 9 minutes is the longest but easily the best song on the EP. There is all you need included in this song, some awesome mathcore parts and calm passages to build up pressure just to tear down all the walls at the end again. Then at first listen you don’t recognize the change from third to last song but it starts with some messy guitars and something like a church choir. Pretty nice idea to start the last song which reminds me of Tool with the spoken words. The rest is CTTS like you know them, straight forward screamo without any mercy.

In my opinion this comeback is very succesful and it doesn’t have to hide from it’s predecessors. I have to listen to it a couple of times to differentiate the songs but the first listen was highly positive. CTTS lives!

  • 8/10

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Can’t stop listening to… Vol. 1


In this column I want to show you some of my current earwigs, they don’t have to be the newest shit, it also can be classics which I want to share with you. And now enjoy.

taken from ‘The English Riviera’ (Download)

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