Review:'Circle of Crows' 'Everything Comes After Zero (EP)'
- Genre: 'Rock'
- Release Date: '17th August 2018'
This Newquay trio are pitches as being for fans of Alter Bridge, Soundgarden and Audioslave (isn’t that sort of saying the same thing twice?). And they certainly do have that chuggy, metal-tinged grunge sound about them on the five tracks offered up on this, their debut release.
‘How to Wait for Nothing’ introduces the band in solid fashion, exploiting the dynamics of soft, chiming guitar in the verses with a bold, riffy chorus that boasts a strong vocal melody. But over the course of its six-minute duration, builds into quite a sinewy beast of a tune.
At times, things do get a bit formulaic US alt rock circa 1993, and what’s more, over the course of five songs it gets a bit samey and overwrought; ‘Broken Children’ feels more like a workout designed to show off some licks and fancy fretwork, although the messy bass noise in the mid-section break goes a fair way to redeeming it.
If the title track teeters on the brink of histrionics, it does so with some energy and not just a dash of soul and some swagger.