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Band
Circle of Salt
Title
Suffer the Cold
Type
LP/EP
Company
Avantgarde Music
YOR
2017
Style
Black
12/15/2017 - Review by: Greg Watson
Post Black Metal that gets a little tedious
With only two songs on 'Suffer the Cold', Circle of Salt got a little overly ambitious in my opinion. The tracks are 19 and 20 minutes respectively and they feel every second of it. The songs drone on a good bit as they move their way through the length of the track. The production is quite off in spots, with the vocals and music bleeding together into a cacophony of noise. When the production is better, the music and vocals are classic black metal and are pretty decent. But the lack of deviation and evolution in the tracks really drags them down.
Recommended for fans of: Falls of Rauros, post-black metal
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
2.5
MUSIC
3
VOCALS
2.5
PRODUCTION
2.5
ARTWORK
2
LYRICS
2


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    2.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: CIRCLE OF SALT
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Suffer the Cold
2017
Avantgarde Music
Greg Watson12/15/2017
2.5

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