Blood Year

Russian Circles - Blood Year
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #439 / 805
User Score
Based on 90 ratings
2019 Rank: #486
Liked by 6 people
August 2, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sargent House / Label
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usedtobe
88

The seventh full length record from the Chicago post-rock/metal trio balances soft and heavy moments of sound and sludge into crushing atmosphere, meaty basslines and sustained sonic palette that never overstay its welcome. This walls of behemoth-like sound and intense instrumental interplay satiates my cravings extensively.

etzharai
86

With albums like this it shows that Russian Circles is one of the pioneering bands in the current post-rock / post-metal scene. FAV TRACKS: Hunter Moon, Arluck, Quartered

Yaysuz
80

Let the "post-metal" tag be a warning that this album gets very loud. Like, bring your earplugs even if you are listening to this at 1% volume, just to be safe.

The album is a 39-minute non-stop wave-upon-wave of metal riffs and drums that have only one purpose: to terrify you. If there was such a thing as a Final Boss of Metal, the soundtrack to that fight would be Russian Circles. It's epic and dystopian, it's urgent and utterly horrifying.

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Track List

1Hunter Moon
2:20
2Arluck
6:33
3Milano
6:36
4Kohokia
7:19
5Ghost on High
2:34
6Sinaia
7:30
7Quartered
6:39
Total Length: 39 minutes

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Added on: May 21, 2019