Before its debut release, Juturma, it would
have been easy to classify Circa Survive as just another emo-screamo-indie
band, falling under the trendy, yet loosely defined genre of
music that is gaining rapid attention in the underground scene.
Juturna changed all that. The debut CD emits a synthetic finesse
that distinctly separates this progressive rock band from other
Lead vocalist, Anthony Green, from Saosin, and guitarists Brendan
Ekstrom and Colin Frangicetto, from This Day Forward, collaborated
with Steve Clifford on drums to produce this Equal Vision Records
release. The album fuses the influences of their heavier musical
backgrounds and injects melodic chaos between the metal rifts
and Green’s potent, high-pitch wail, producing an unparalleled
and intricate sound that is Circa Survive.
The album is laced with original strings of technical instrumentation,
that help to polish Juturna’s overall complexity. Two tracks, “The
Great Golden Bay,” and “Meet Me in Montauk,” are
infused with a settled psychedelic hum that creates a minor divergence
from the overall density of the record as a whole. However, “Act
Appalled” and “In Fear and Faith” maintain
the post-core dignity that defines the sound of Circa Survive.
Juturna breathes a fresh sound onto the progressive rock scene
and is the product of variation between alternative and indie
rock. Circa Survive will be touring the states this spring and
is currently writing a new album.