Words cannot begin to describe how excited I am for Circa Survive’s next full-length, On Letting Go. After listening to the two songs that have been released on the band’s MySpace, it seems that the Philly five-piece have found a perfect balance between driving post-hardcore melodies and atmospheric guitarwork. Although I loved their last release, Juturna, I often found several of the tracks drifting off into ambient breakdowns that were neither dull enough to make me skip to the next track, nor dramatic enough to give them any serious lasting power. Judging by their latest material, On Letting Go will make sure to keep its listeners engaged with both aggressive and ambient instrumental elements. And as always, Sir Anthony Green’s wailing voice proves to be the driving element of the music, and sounds especially good on “In the Morning and Amazing.” On Letting Go will finally silence those who are still bitter about Green’s departure from Saosin, and prove that Circa Survive is ten times the band that Saosin will ever be.
MP3: Circa Survive – In the Morning and Amazing
MP3: Circa Survive – The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is the Dose