Those doubters who were waiting for Circa Survive to compromise their brilliant sound with their sophomore release, â€œOn Letting Go,â€ will have to wait a little longer.
Mastermind Andrew Green and the boys return to the limelight with their second fantastic release, which is brimming of wondrous post-rock, post-hardcore beauty that your ears will thank you afterwards. Greenâ€™s adolescent sound, which is very congenial and inviting enough to lure you in continues to shine throughout â€œOn Letting Go.â€ If it all possible, CSâ€™s sounds gets more complex and even more expansive, noticeable on tracks like â€œTravel Hymnâ€ & â€œMandala.â€ They do a nice job of utilizing loads of guitar effects and speed up, slow down song momentums so the music itself does not grow stale to listeners. In terms of sound, â€œOn Letting Goâ€ if just as big, if not bigger than their phenomenal release â€œJuturna.â€ â€œClose Your Eyes To Seeâ€ and â€œYou Friends Are Goneâ€ are excellent finishing tracks for the record, mixing in epic sounding guitars with more of the hi/lo tempo drumming, and of course, interlaced with Greenâ€™s attractive vocals. The song writing talent is still there with this record, as Green adeptly crafts 12 more distinguishable works.Â Â Â
Honestly, if I had to pick one band to keep listening to forever, I think CS might be one of the frontrunners. â€œOn Letting Goâ€ will not only bolster and expand your record collection; it will expand your mind as well.Â Â Â Â Â