If you’ve been keeping a close eye on the phenomenal instrumental band Russian Circles, then I’m sure you’ve heard their previously released songs, the insanely heavy ‘Deficit‘ and the haunting title track ‘Memorial‘, which features Chelsea Wolfe on vocals. Yesterday they unveiled another track off the new album titled ‘1777,’ which is streaming over at Pitchfork. Check it out below!
This one’s quite familiar to most Russian Circles fans out there. More reminiscent of the Geneva-era, the music really broods and builds, taking the listener on quite a journey, if you give it enough of your patience. It’s got some really weird tones and the drumming has a more spaced out feel to it than we’ve ever heard before. It’s as if the drum recording was done in an open room to really give it that live feeling it’s got. ‘1777’ is an amazing, dark track and I’m really glad at how the new, stranger and darker tones are sounding for the band.
So far it seems the album’s taking a new turn with the two previous tracks that’ve been released, ‘Memorial‘ being the first ever vocal track Russian Circles have ever written. Of course, ‘Praise Be Man’ off of Empros was the first RC track to ever incorporate vocals, but ‘Memorial‘ is more of complete vocal song rather than just having inaudible phrases being sung in the background. Not to mention, Chelsea Wolfe is an amazing vocalist with so much emotion in her voice. And if anything, ‘Deficit‘ should have you hyped about how good the album is going to be. That track is probably the heaviest track they’ve ever written since ‘Geneva‘!
We’ll have more on Russian Circles once we get our hands on the album and expect a review soon.
Memorial will be available everywhere October 29, 2013 via Sargent House.