Second long duration by this band from Costa Rica that has been doing this for a decade and is very clear about its sound parameters. It is enough to listen to «Suffer this hell», the opening theme, to discover that theirs is progressive metal in the style of Opeth, but with touches of Dream Theater and other more powerful bands like Fear Factory.
«Endless Chaos» is directly related to thrash metal in the style of Kreator and it is a great song full of sound nuances reminiscent of the best Metallica, but always taking the melody and structure of such a great song to its territory. In «El opio del pueblo» they leave you dry from the first shot, a powerful sound base goes hand in hand with a rabid letter that will hit you quite hard in the face. Incredible quality of another great cut.
In «Tame the beast» they move more towards progressive rock, but without forgetting metal. Those Rush-esque guitar lines fused with maximum energy result in a perfect song. «Mystic roads» is just what you expect from a band like this. You have to dare to jump without a net, to give the melodies a twist, to create sound passages that have an influence of classical music and, in short, to leave behind the usual to show what metal should be like today. future. The best thing is that the group demonstrates its excellent musical training to mark a complicated and perfectly executed song.
«The serpent» is a half tempo combined with quite powerful verses. We have been telling you about it, they insist on surprising you, on not falling for the easy thing and on turning each riff into a decided commitment to win you over with their genius. «The butcher» is pure thrash metal from the Bay Area of the 80s, but with sonic evolutions from this century. It may be the song that opens all possible doors for their worldwide success. «The abyss» begins with a guitar phrasing that is involved in a sound spiral from which it will be impossible for you to get out. The balance between power and elegance shows us a group that gives 1000% to prove their undoubted worth.
«Insanity» is a clear example of how alternative metal also has a place in this work to achieve a more than recommendable song. «The raven» is, since its inception, another of the great songs on the album. It has the classic structure of the 80s, but always with that nod to its own sound and with that reinterpretation of metal that the group performs so well. The album ends with «11», a kind of «Planet Caravan» that becomes the warrior’s deserved rest. Awesome.
They have everything to succeed and to start playing at the most important European festivals. Let’s hope so, but in the meantime look for them on streaming platforms to fully enjoy an album that will be the definitive boost to Outside the circle’s career.
- Suffer This Hell
- Endless Chaos
- Opio Del Pueblo
- Tame The Beast
- Mystic Roads
- The Serpent
- The Butcher
- The Abyss
- The Raven