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Russian Circles / Press

“Empros is absolutely perfect in every way. Beautifully written, composed, recorded and mixed. This is by far the greatest album Russian Circles have released so far in their career, and undoubtedly the best album to be released by an instrumental band in a long time. - 10 out of 10”

“Russian Circles is a band whom the word dynamic was created for. Tonight’s set is bristling with electricity. Since their first album ‘Enter’ they’ve always been incredibly adept at creating swathes of atmosphere.”

“Let’s not forget that this is the band Brian Cook has decided to throw all his weight behind since the demise of These Arms Are Snakes. Any memories of time spent in Botch have all but dissipated, but one key element remains – he hammers his bass like a lunatic at the steering wheel of a monster truck, sweat pouring from every conceivable body part by only the second song.”

“If you’re a fan of musicians playing at or near the peak of their ability whilst still respecting proper song writing then you should really check out any of the three albums Russian Circles have bestowed upon the world.”

“Frontman? Frontman?! This proggy instrumental-metal outfit doesn't need no stinking frontman. On Geneva, their third full-length album, the Chicago-based trio proves fully capable of creating scintillating song narratives simply by shredding their asses off.”

“the instrumental trio display a level of technical skill that is jaw-dropping. Match that with a focused emotional intensity that carries through their live show and you have the makings of a dynamic musical force that—love it or leave it—you cannot ignore or dismiss.”

“Instrumental bands seem ten a penny these days but few can perform with such dynamic majesty as Russian Circles.”

“anyone who’s seen or heard Russian Circles perform live knows that—short of some obscenely Herculean effort—it’s damn near impossible to steal a show from these dudes”

“This album doesn’t sound like Russian Circles. Or, at least the band we knew before. This is the sound of a band maturing and a band renewed, and although ‘epic’ is a throwaway word these days, I mean it – this is a truly epic record.”

“With its third LP, Geneva, the Chicago trio creates a symphony of guitars and drums that delicately evolves into a furious metal rock-out”

Magnet Magazine

“If you dig the ambient music of Mogwai or Explosions In The Sky but need a little more rock in your life, a little more grime, something to bang your head to, Russian Circles is the band for you.”

Magnet Magazine

"Frazzling mind(s) like rain water on a circuit board, their music is powerful, post-rocky stuff that's not afraid to go a bit metal every now and then."