Photo by Nicholas Sayers
Russian Circles have premiered a new track from their upcoming sixth full-length album, Guidance, which is due out on August 5 via Sargent House. Titled “Afrika”, the six-minute slow-burner builds from serene, intricate melodies into massively triumphant atmospheric heaviness. Check out the tune after the break.
The band’s forthcoming tour dates can also be seen after the break.
On their 2013 full-length debut, Autopsychosis, Moscow’s Katalepsy brought the gore-splattered slam death metal in abundance. Down-tuned, antisocial guitars unleashed abominable chugging riffs that stomped alongside tumultuous bass lines, cataclysmic drumming and nauseating vocals. The record was a very intense and uncompromising listen, albeit nothing the slam death scene hasn’t seen before. On Gravenous Hour, however, the Russian quintet pushes their sound into the more elaborate realms while keeping a firm foot in the slam/brutal death metal scenes. Listeners will be enthralled by the sheer brutality of this record and even more so by its complexity.