Russian Circles - Enter (2006)
A request for someone who is as excited about Chicago Post-Rock as I am. Russian Circles play a very metallic kind of post-rock, not unsimilar from another Chicago instrumental metal band, Pelican. Where the two diverge is Russian Circles love for incredibly complex rhythmic complexity. (Shit, "Rhythmic Complexity" is the them for the week huh?) They also have a much more metallic sound to their guitars which makes the twist and turns they navigate particularly neck snapping. The Circles are also quite adept at dreamy flowing guitar riffs making the extremes of their music ever more present. Enter is a tense and calculating release and one that is obvious to undertsand why everyone thinks the Russian Circles are so incredible.
Be sure to visit the Russian Cirles at their website and look for them playing live 'cause I hear they are quite awesome at recreating these tunes on stage.