Label: Another Side Records – ASR22-149
Released: 24 August 2018
Style: Alternative Metal/Rock
The debut full-length album by Russian Melodic Alternative Metal/Rock band. With their first album, CIRCLE STORY delivers some high quality material that features a bunch of hit potential songs. This eleven-track opus is all about variety. Of course in a good way. You can obviously hear some Grunge influences plus some low-tuned and 7-string riffing here and there. Catchy vocal melodies that won’t go away after you stop listening, monumental arrangement with strings and keyboards and tasty guitar playing – that’s also what the CIRCLE STORY debut contains.
With some Progressive twist that is present on some tracks, the band sounds like GOJIRA meets DREAM THEATER on some Modern Rock radio territory, which is also not bad at all. It is very hard to label this band, to tag this band. If you compare their music to fine arts – “Uncovered Fears” will be like canvas of many colors, hanging in a darkened room. It has everything good Rock or Metal album should have – arena choruses with well-thought-out guitars and rythm section. At a time when mediocrity pervades the music industry through and through, “Uncovered Fears” is a true gem to listen to. With its sincerity, deep emotion and immensity it should satisfy even the most picky listener.
Accompanied with a beautiful 12-paged booklet, featuring some interesting artwork by the designer Pablo Antonoff, this CD becomes a great option for the fans of ALTER BRIDGE, ALICE IN CHAINS, GOJIRA, STONE SOUR, KATATONIA, MASTODON. Progheads will be pleased for this album.