Russian Circles’ Guidance
post-rock/metal news are sprouting up all over these days, what a fantastic season, and how delicious it is to know that the eminent chicago band Russian Circles released their sixth album Guidance, on the 5th of august via Sargent House.
if Guidance starts in a very peaceful modus, it moves quickly to exploding metal, by means of killing riffs that would wake up the deepest marmot in hibernation. Mark Sulivan’s guitar opens Asa with a very seductive folk guitar, probably intending to train newcomers’ ears to rougher notes that won’t last too long to cleave through the air. do not expect him to follow the same line on the rest of the album, as the perfect transition with Vorel anticipates. Sulivan’s naughty riffs offer a magnificent echo to Brian Cook‘s bass line, especially on Mota – a song that illustrates with a mighty elegance the band’s longing for muscular atmospheres.
Guidance wanders with distinction between light and darkness, but the monolithic mark provided by the blast-beat drums of Dave Turncrantz on Afrika give a clear sign that Russian Circles are drifters, whose appetite for overwhelming melancholy and oppressive crescendos is insatiable.
after your (possible) exciting discovery of Guidance, you may be willing to see the band performing live at the recent Dunk! Festival edition. among the festivals that we are ardent to attend, the Dunk! Festival tops number 2. on top position stands ArcTanGent, the post-rock-jamboree where Russian Circles played in 2014 that we were unable to visit.
but this year, no one shall miss Russian Circles’ remarkable performance, especially not in the pond, on the 6th of november. for more info on the Guidance tour, click here, and to reward your vinyl player with this new beauty, go here.