Encyrcle are a band from Denmark that plays a musical style they refer to as nocturnal speed metal which also brings in the blast beats of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album which will be released in June by Unspeakable Axe Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album and the solos and leads also follow the same tradition and are also a huge part of the recording and after the intro the music goes into more of a faster musical direction that mixes speed and black metal together and also introduces blast beats to the recording.
When vocals are added into the music they are clean singing 80's style power/speed metal vocals and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear a great amount of thrash influences in the bands musical style and as the album progresses back up gang shouts can be heard in certain sections of the recording.
At times the blast beats can be very brutal at times while some of the slower riffs bring in a touch of doom metal and there is also an instrumental track that brings in evil sounding keyboards that also return on a later track as well before making a return back to a heavier direction on the following songs and they also bring in a track that is very long and epic in length along with a few seconds of spoken word parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Encyrcle plays a musical style that goes back to the early 80's days of power, speed and thrash metal and mixes them in with a touch of doom metal and second wave style black metal blast beats along with some of the faster riffing of that genre to create a sound of t heir own, the production sounds very old school yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover dark and occult themes.
In my opinion Encyrcle are a very great sounding nocturnal speed metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Evoke The Night" "Serpent's Dream" "Deathlust" and "Obliteration Eyes". 8 out of 10.