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CIRCLE OF ANIMALS
DESTROY THE LIGHT
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Sanford Parker and Bruce Lamont plus a handful of pretty stellar drummers comprise the Chicago industrial unit Circle of Animals, whose release DESTROY THE LIGHT embraces the patented mechanized metallic sound championed by hometown heroes Ministry. This eight-track offering presents clinically calculated electronic rock much like Al Jourgenson and company made in their prime right down to the vintage approaches taken to capture machinery whirs and churns (“Invisible War”). Creating cold and dark music harnessed by the redundancy of automation, Circle of Animals produce an authentic representation sound-wise yet meander in between soulless repetition and meandering monotony throughout to come off more tedious and dull than hypnotic.
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