dead let­ter Cir­Cus

Dead Let­ter Cir­cus (BMG)

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Epony­mous al­bums are al­ways a gam­ble for any band, no mat­ter what their level of mu­si­cal evo­lu­tion, but in the case of prog­core Bris­ban­ites Dead Let­ter Cir­cus, it’s the only gen­uine op­tion that would suit their new opus. Their fifth stack of ser­pen­tine shred an­thems is an amal­gam of ev­ery­thing they have ex­per­i­mented with thus far, hits of gut­tural might and spacey re­verb min­gling with a prow­ess that only Dead Let­ter Cir­cus can muster. New gui­tarist Luke Palmer gels ef­fort­lessly with es­tab­lished rif­flord Clint Vin­cent, the pair du­elling with slick and sun-bright bends that el­e­vate vo­cal­ist Kim Ben­zie to pre­vi­ously unimag­in­able lev­els of ethe­re­al­ity. Though it ad­mit­tedly stales to­wards the end, Dead Let­ter Cir­cus is a must-lis­ten for all prog­heads. Sarah Comey

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