THE TENTH CIRCLE
OF WAR AND REFLECTION
Pennsylvania based quintet The Tenth Circle’s acerbic brand of metal is showcased on the band’s 11-track disc. Featuring blistering percussion, gravel-throated screams, and guitars that combine the wares of Lamb of God, Morbid Angel, and Testament, tracks like the relentless title cut and the gripping “Last Will and Testament” provide intriguing time signature changes underneath razor-sharp guitars, while the mind-numbing double bass drum quickness on “Salvation” yields a death metal assault that stands up along side some of the genres most reveled groups. OF WAR AND REFLECTION leaves the listener no room to breathe, as each song ups the ante in terms of sonic shredding and pure destructiveness. Dutifully bridging the gap between death and thrash metal, The Tenth Circle have created an unwavering exhibit of extreme metal that will appease the heavy music monger.