Finland’s tech metal giants, Circle of Contempt, have finally made a comeback to follow up their huge debut album “Artifacts in Motion”. Having hyped up the record for a good month, the highly anticipated EP “Entwine The Threads” is officially out! Produced by the legendary Sami Raatikainen of Necrophagist and released by Sumerian Records, it seems “Entwine The Threads” has all the makings of an epic return. But was it actually worth the wait?
Hell yeah! Circle of Contempt are back with a vengeance. This band has grown in many ways since their debut while maintaining the edge they are known for. There is an increased focus on atmosphere and musical execution in the songwriting instead of pure complexity and skull breaking, though there is still plenty of that. Technical, creative, and musically sound, this is definitely an EP worth your time and money. More than that, this is an EP worth recognition among the best this year has to offer. “Entwine The Threads” is like the metal cherry on top of 2012 \m/ It is a massive and inspiring musical experience.
All the songs on “Entwine The Threads” are rock solid and offer something very special to the listener. Every track is a stand out track filled with original ideas and chilling moments. I could sit here and describe the songs individually, but instead I recommend you go listen to all of the above from the opening title track to the closer “Perceive The Mendacity” as soon as possible.
If you want a physical copy of this CD, you MUST ACT NOW (or you may already be too late…). There are only 500 physical copies available. Grab them while they last at Soundcheck Hollywood. However, if you pre-ordered the EP, you’re in the clear. According to Sumerian Records, everyone who purchased the digital download card should have a physical copy on the way.