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Review: Insurrection - Circles of Despair
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Circles of Despair

Label: Big Bad Wolf Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 42:25
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death/Thrash

Rating:
4/5


Review online: October 28, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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I really enjoyed this band's 2015 EP, Catatonic, so I was pretty happy to see their full-length debut come my way. Unsurprisingly, this is more of the tight and energetic Death/Thrash with a keen sense of melody as was found on the EP, only now much more refined and individual than before. I always had a hard time comparing them to other acts, but here Insurrection really pushed the envelope and innovated beyond the typical boundaries of the genre while still being firmly contained within them, all while sporting some damn impressive musicianship and songwriting that many Death/Thrash acts could learn from. The vocals may be a sticking point for some, as they're of that screamy variety, not too far off from what Tomas Lindberg does, but I find they suit the material very well. It's always good to see a promising band living up to their potential, especially when they do it on their first full-length, and anyone who wants something a little different in their Death/Thrash will want to give Circle of Despair their time.

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Review: Catatonic (reviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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