Russian Circles "Blood Year (Sargent House)"
The majestic, angular, post-rock masters Russian Circles are back with what might be the best album of their storied career. I know, right? But Blood Year (Sargent House) is everything you want it to be. Mysterious, heavy, melodic, dramatic, full of riffs and builds and Bill Riffs, who is this guy I know that teaches an intro to guitar class at the local rec center. Ok, so maybe I made that last part up (i’ll never tell!) but I didn’t make any of the other stuff at all. Mere moments into the face-melting post-rock that is “Arluck” and you’re gonna wish you hadn’t canceled on Mr. Riffs’ class last week, so give it a listen!