Vicious Circle - The Art Of Agony (Neoblast Records) - Back
“The Art Of Agony” is the 7th release for New Jersey’s Vicious Circle. It’s comprised of fast-paced death metal along with thrash elements. Most prevalent are the technical, blazing fast paced riffs alongside with brutal ones. You can say it’s reminiscent to Death, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse and a host of other well known death bands…it depends on what track you are listing to. Track 3, “Lord of Shit,” is a lot like Morbid Angel; it has the same feel. Vocals are pretty intense and are done in guttural death style. Vicious Circle give the impression of doing a little more than your typical death band, they aren’t afraid to change things up a little. They stay consistent and solid throughout the disc. It may be that way because it was produced by Dan Korneff; who has worked with bands like Candiria, Ill Nino, Lamb of God and MOD. But when it comes down to it, this isn’t anything different enough from other bands of the same genre to be considered unique. Unless you’re a fan of death related music you may not appreciated this as much as I did.

Rating: 79