Circle takes the Square EP stream
2011-08-23 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 97 Comments

Georgia post-hardcore act Circle Takes the Square have made their new EP Rites of Initiation available to stream in full on their Bandcamp page.

Rites of Initiation is the first movement from the band's second album, Decompositions - Vol. 1, which is scheduled for release in November.

http://ctts.bandcamp.com/album/decompositions-vol-i-chapter-1-rites-of-initiation

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Duderino
August 23rd 2011

827 Comments


well, it's somethin'

FruityCatOfDoom
August 23rd 2011

2082 Comments


this shit is great.
FTW

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


The first song on this is about 100 times better than every halfway decent moment from ATRU combined. That said, it still sucks aside from the intro.

Adabelle
August 23rd 2011

4254 Comments


Okay, this sounds completely unlike what I expected..

FruityCatOfDoom
August 23rd 2011

2082 Comments


fuck off bighans

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


Hey at least I'm giving it a chance. Honestly I like the intro, thought this might actually be good. Obviously I was wrong.

Maniac!
August 23rd 2011

26250 Comments


This is actually really good.

tkxxx7
August 23rd 2011

6153 Comments


Spirit Narrative is so great

DoubtGin
August 23rd 2011

6749 Comments


yeah, this is great

FruityCatOfDoom
August 23rd 2011

2082 Comments


spirit narrative and way of ever-branching paths are my favs.

NeutralThunder12
August 23rd 2011

8742 Comments


hans is just mad cause all of his favorite music is irrelevant now

DoubtGin
August 23rd 2011

6749 Comments


^look who's back

NeutralThunder12
August 23rd 2011

8742 Comments


i never left but seldom do I participate in the community here any more

sexualsoybean
August 23rd 2011

911 Comments


yes, I will listen to this

Comatorium.
August 23rd 2011

4106 Comments


Yeah its good. Its filling the huge hole left by the number twelve's breakup.

NeutralThunder12
August 23rd 2011

8742 Comments


this is consistently better than ATRU so far. As amazing as atru was in some moments i had to lower my rating because of the good amount of 'okay calm down' spots. this is better balanced and less focused on abusing sporadic musical explosions, which in moderation is amazing but they kinda got a little carried away before. I think they've improved as songwriters.

DoubtGin
August 23rd 2011

6749 Comments


yea this is better

Maniac!
August 23rd 2011

26250 Comments


I agree with neutral

NeutralThunder12
August 23rd 2011

8742 Comments


i still dont think theyll make something as epic as a crater to cough in though.

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


Its definitely better than ATRU but obviously thats not saying much.

Apollo
August 23rd 2011

10290 Comments


This is less irritating than ATRU but still probably a 2-2.5 at best

FrankRedHot
August 23rd 2011

6448 Comments


I hate to say this since I've made my hatred for ATRU well known, but this isn't all that bad.

hellpickle
August 23rd 2011

121 Comments


I am pleasantly surprised by how listenable it is.

76TVs
August 23rd 2011

160 Comments


Why does we like this?

Have to agree with Apollo. a 2-2.5 at best [2]

KILL
August 23rd 2011

71454 Comments


sucks ass

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tkxxx7
August 23rd 2011

6153 Comments


fucking awesome

Acanthus
August 23rd 2011

9537 Comments


Listened to this last night in Trebor's list; not bad, but nothing I'll be getting either.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
August 23rd 2011

6438 Comments


First thing I ever listened to from these guys...
And I don't like it at all

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Scenegirlsdontbang
August 23rd 2011

106 Comments


Wow they've improved big time.

TheSpirit
August 23rd 2011

17720 Comments


it finally happened

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Maniac!
August 23rd 2011

26250 Comments


This rules guys, come on.

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


yeah not so much

Maniac!
August 23rd 2011

26250 Comments


You don't like Screamo stuff to begin with, so your opinion means nothing.

NeutralThunder12
August 23rd 2011

8742 Comments


hans for fuck sake shut up holy shit bro if you know you hate the style/band I don't know why you even listened to it. You knew going in you wouldn't like it lol come on broski

NeutralThunder12
August 23rd 2011

8742 Comments


what maniac said

not enough rawk for hansy

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


ProgFag Ive been branching out hardcore lately dude ask Maniac I actually went into this with an open mind its just that it sucks balls.

NeutralThunder12
August 23rd 2011

8742 Comments


no you didnt go into it with an open mind. What sucks balls is your attitude towards a genre that you know you don't like. There was no reason for you to comment on this list, you are allowed to hate the band but if you hate the genre which we all know you do then there was no real reason to try this anyway was there? Not to mention the fact that you've made it your mission to make sure everybody on this site knows you don't like ATRU. We get it, and we don't care.

elephantREVOLUTION
August 23rd 2011

2740 Comments


"Yeah its good. Its filling the huge hole left by the number twelve's breakup."

it's close to filling the hole. they just need to hire jon karel

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


lol Progmaster you're going to pos the fuck out of my review for this.

NeutralThunder12
August 23rd 2011

8742 Comments


hey hans would it make you mad if i said bob dylan was a terrible singer

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2011

28432 Comments


thrice

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ViralOblivion
August 23rd 2011

7679 Comments


hans listens to limp bizkit lol

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2011

28432 Comments


you listen to animal collective lol

botb
August 23rd 2011

9648 Comments


nah this rules

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


hey hans would it make you mad if i said bob dylan was a terrible singer

^ uh, no, Ive said that since I was 5, as a matter of fact when I saw him live it was the worst show ever cause his voice is so bad. Of course, it was still awesome just cause it was Dylan.

qwe3
August 23rd 2011

21355 Comments


dylan was and is a terrible singer that doesnt mean he isnt an amszing vocaaolist

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


dylan was and is a terrible singer that doesnt mean he isnt an amszing vocaaolist


^ Pretty much this

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
August 23rd 2011

6438 Comments


All great vocalists can't sing

DeathByDaydream
August 23rd 2011

546 Comments


spirit narrative is raw

NeutralThunder12
August 23rd 2011

8742 Comments


i agree with that I just like when hans defends himself it makes me laugh

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2011

28432 Comments


you are so smart and also cool.

ViralOblivion
August 23rd 2011

7679 Comments


fred durst is really cool too hahahahaha and u r not smart cause u like limppp bizkit worst piece of shit ever next to ICP

RossWolfe
August 23rd 2011

58 Comments


I am going to have to temporarily pause my loop of Dvorak's complete works to listen to this horseshit

this angers me greatly

what's up Hans?

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


Viral, just because I reviewed a Limp Bizkit album doesn't mean I'm a huge fan. I mean I jammed them back in 2000 like everyone else and still go for the nostalgic session.

But CTTS brings out the elitists don't they. Cause LB >>>>>>> CTTS suck it hipster.

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


sup MJ, cant wait for the review, probably gonna do one of my own.

AsspaiN
August 23rd 2011

27 Comments


I'm loving this so far

ViralOblivion
August 23rd 2011

7679 Comments


well even if u used to "jam" to them youre still a stupid fuck

RossWolfe
August 23rd 2011

58 Comments


Thanks Hans I look forward to your review as well

it probably shouldn't be possible that a piece of "music" could make me as angry as this does, but every time the "spoken word" parts come on I go apoplectic


so far it's pretty much the same quality as AtRU for me. ugh

Apollo
August 23rd 2011

10290 Comments


I take it back, on second listen this is fucking awful -_-

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


lol ViralOblivion thinks his opinion matters.

MJ, its bad, but its actually much better than ATRU. I even gave it a 2.

Apollo
August 23rd 2011

10290 Comments


"Rites of Initiation documents the ill-lit, inward-leading, forever-winding pathways that eventually take hold, on a search for the authentic in an increasingly artificial world. When the boundaries between thinking and knowing, dreaming and waking, living and dying all begin to blur, a terrifyingly primal vision begins to bleed through the fragile veil of consensus perception. To surrender to it, embracing the other side is our “rite of passage". We've crafted these songs in an attempt to sing that Transition into being"

ViralOblivion
August 23rd 2011

7679 Comments


i dont think my opinion matters all ive been doing, is making fun of you youre missing the whole point im saying youre a fuckking idiot thats what im trying to say but as i said, youre stupid so u couldnt comprehend that which is hilarious

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


Yeah that description is incredibly gay. The first track on this is decent, the rest is atrocious, although still better than ATRU, which is pretty much the worst album ever.

ViralOblivion
August 23rd 2011

7679 Comments


i dont think my opinion matters all ive been doing, is making fun of you youre missing the whole point im saying youre a fuckking idiot thats what im trying to say but as i said, youre stupid so u couldnt comprehend that which is hilarious

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


Yeah ViralOblivion you are making a name for yourself you'll be a legend soon keep jamming CTTS, BTBAM, AC, and Opeth dude you're fucking royalty and a bastion of intellectual power.

ViralOblivion
August 23rd 2011

7679 Comments


i am thank you

RossWolfe
August 23rd 2011

58 Comments


also, where the fuck do they get the balls to quote Dante. of course it's the most overquoted Dante line ever



they will pay for this

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


Didnt notice a Dante quote, I'm guessing its from the Inferno?

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2011

28432 Comments


no he means Peter Dante

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2011

28432 Comments


[a]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzWbCcblh7U[/a]

BigHans
August 23rd 2011

26455 Comments


haha you mean the guy who must give Sandler really good head?

RossWolfe
August 23rd 2011

58 Comments


yeah Hans the first track (minus the speaking bits) is the best thing they've ever done

eternium
August 23rd 2011

16337 Comments


SO FUCKING GOOD.

YetAnotherBrick
August 23rd 2011

4409 Comments


SO FUCKING GOOD. [2]


Ire
August 23rd 2011

41754 Comments


yeah Hans the first track (minus the speaking bits) is the best thing they've ever done


whoa

mj and i agree on something

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2011

16083 Comments


ep is objectively more interesting and well written than ATRU imo.

eternium
August 23rd 2011

16337 Comments


I don't understand how anyone could not like this unless they don't like screaming at all in which case they are pussies.

demigod!
August 23rd 2011

44148 Comments


i need to give ATRU another listen then come back

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Blind
August 23rd 2011

426 Comments


i like it. i don't know atru well enough to compare really, but first impression is this>atru

G3N3R1C
August 23rd 2011

1945 Comments


are the vocals still shit?

i mean, i listened to that one 9-minute pre-release track which i thought was good although unremarkable instrumentally which also had terrible vocals. but i mean, how do i know that they didn't re-record that song WITHOUT the whiny 12-year old goth chick screams for this EP nahmean?

LeCarlos
August 23rd 2011

24 Comments


really liked Spirit Narrative, I never could get into ATRU tough

ohfoxxxycole
August 23rd 2011

4353 Comments


this is good

ohfoxxxycole
August 23rd 2011

4353 Comments


hey guys keep hating ctts its so edgy

theashesfromautumn01
August 23rd 2011

1031 Comments


"Yeah its good. Its filling the huge hole left by the number twelve's breakup."

Not for me. the number twelve spot can never be filled

LetoAtreides
August 23rd 2011

315 Comments


Call me old-fashioned but I just bought this.

Comatorium.
August 24th 2011

4106 Comments


It really cant :[ sawtooth needs to release that new fucking album already so i can at least hear karel rape his kit.

AsspaiN
August 24th 2011

27 Comments


you guys are really bored to be shitting on ctts like a hundred times in the same thread. we get it, you don't like this. that you can't understand certain types of music or can't relate to them and appreciate how good they are, which i think happens to all of us, than just accept that, you don't need to think that everything you are not able to appreciate is BAD, just to continu thinking you're some music gurus or something. really, we get it and we don't care

Ire
August 24th 2011

41754 Comments


I don't understand how anyone could not like this unless they don't like screaming at all in which case they are pussies.


lol are you serious

ShadowRemains
August 24th 2011

20534 Comments


fucking rofl

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Megadeth
August 24th 2011

935 Comments


fuck his ass

willfellmarsy
August 24th 2011

3849 Comments


circle takes my hair...me likes, lots of homos itt

Motiv3
August 24th 2011

8923 Comments


well this is good for sure, how good though time will tell.

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iamSeraph
August 24th 2011

860 Comments


The first song on this is about 100 times better than every halfway decent moment from ATRU combined.[2]

also

Wow they've improved big time.
^
this.

RossWolfe
August 24th 2011

58 Comments


ooh-ha-ha-ooh-ha; ooh-ha-ha-ooh-haha (repeat)

InFiction
August 25th 2011

3651 Comments


This fucking rules.

Iamthe Nightstars
August 25th 2011

2228 Comments


So why aren't all the reviews pouring in yet?

Digging: Few And Far Between - Three

botb
August 29th 2011

9648 Comments


ep is objectively more interesting and well written than ATRU imo. [2]



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