Holy shit. Circa Survive just released the first single from their new album, Descensus, and boy is it killer. It roars out of the gate with feedback and crashing drums, settles down into a moody verse, before coming back full force and going out with a band. Green’s vocals are still in top form, and he sounds angrier and raspier than ever, and this might be the loudest Circa has been, maybe ever. It sounds like they’ve managed to work the slower, more atmospheric sounds of Violent Waves into something more rocking, which is a really good combination. I was already excited for the new album, but now my body is fully ready.
As a side note, pre-orders for the album have also gone live on their site, and MerchNow, for those of you that are so inclined to spend money on music: