Azathoth Circle are a band from Ukraine that plays a very dark and progressive form of post metal that also brings in elements of black metal, stoner, and doom and this is a review of their 2014 ep "The Replacement" which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
Clan playing and acoustic guitars starts off the ep giving the music more of a progressive and post rock edge along with some melodic clean singing female vocals a few seconds later and after a couple of minutes the music goes into more of a heavy prog metal direction along with a good mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls.
When solos and leads are added into the music they give the ep even more of a dark and melancholic edge and the drums also bring in a few seconds of blast beats and the songs also have more of a modern metal edge to them and on the second track you can hear more gothic, doom metal and Opeth influences being added into the bands musical style along with a touch of mainstream rock/metal and on the last track the music starts bringing in more of a stoner metal vibe.
Azathoth Circle brings in a variety of many different style ranging from progressive and post metal and adding it in with the heaviness of stoner, doom and black metal along with a touch of mainstream rock to create their own style of dark metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and occult themes.
In my opinion Azathoth Circle are a very great sounding mixture of progressive, post and dark metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Attack Over Again". 8 out of 10.