Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Circa Survive - Violent Waves (2012)
Circa Survive are another band in the same vein as Thrice, The Dear Hunter etc. in that they mix prog rock, alt rock, and a bit of hardcore. While this effort doesn't quite match Blue Sky Noise, it's still very good in its own right. Anthony Green's soaring, beautiful vocals are really the cornerstone of this album as on previous ones. Some of the songs could be shortened and parts of them made a bit more interesting, but it's still good to see that the band are as ambitious as ever on this record and show no signs of letting up.

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