The Ominous Circle are a band from Portugal that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their album "Apalling Acsension" which will be released in 2017 as a joint effort between 20 Buck Spin and Osmose Productions.
A very dark yet distorted sound starts off the album along with some grim black metal screams a few seconds later which also leads up to some death metal growls making their presence known on the recording and after the intro t he music goes into a very fast and brutal musical direction with a great amount of blast beats.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and atmospheric elements are also added on some of the later tracks and some of the slower sections are very heavily influenced by doom metal.
The Ominous Circle plays a style of death metal that is very dark and heavy while also being very heavily influenced by black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, occult, and horror themes.
In my opinion The Omninous Circle are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From Endless Charms" "A Grey Outcast" and "Consecrating His Mark". 8/5 out of 10.