Stone Circle are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a very modern and progressive form of death metal which also has elements of melodic black metal and doom and this is a review of their self titled 2014 album which was released by Terrorizer Records.
Bee noises start off the album before the music goes into a heavy and modern prog metal direction along with some deep death metal growls which also bring in black metal screams at times and you can also hear a lot of melody and technical elements in the bands musical sound and the solos and leads bring in a great amount of talent, skill and melody to t he band s musical style.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and also bring in a trace of post metal at times and you can also hear some clean singing being utilized in certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars while the main focus remains more on a melodic and heavy sound.
A good portion of the slower riffing shows a heavy doom metal influence and as the album progresses some of the tracks also bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast aprts along with a small amount of blast beats and they also take the modern progressive death metla sound and mix it in with some influences from the more progressive and technical death metla bands of their early 90's.
Stone Circle plays a modern style of death metal that is very progressive and they mix in influences from melodic black/death metal and doom to create some very original sounding music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, mythological and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Stone Circle are a very great sounding progressive death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Easter Island" "Mary Celeste" and "Final Thought". 8 out of 10.