The Out Circuit - Pierce the Empire with a Sound Release Date: February 12th, 2008
Record Label: Lujo Records
Former bassist of Frodus Nathan Burke presents us with a project that serpentines through post-rock inspired ambiance, moody electronic consonance, and gritty ol' (sometimes screamy) rock & roll.
How Is It?
The Out Circuit is a band all too many people are missing out on. Granted Pierce the Empire with a Sound has some iffy filler moments, the moments when the album shines more than make up for the falters. And hey, guest appearances by Dustin Kensrue and Sean Ingram of Coalesce ain't that bad of a footnote, either.
Songs like "Come Out Shooting" and "The Fall of Las Vegas" display the harder elements of the band, but applaudingly do not waver from their electronic grounding. And with a song title like "The Fall of Las Vegas", you know there's an agenda being spouted somewhere amongst the throaty screams. Songs like "We" are cleansing contrasts to the latter, wearing melody and atmosphere on their sleeves.