Review Summary: Circa Survive, with one of the most talented and recognizeable frontmen, Anthony Green, have become one of the biggest bands in the experimental emo music scene. The Inuit Sessions is a 4-track EP that the band released while on tour in 2005 before their 2 of 4 thought this review was well written
It opens up with Act Apalled, the single from Juturna and probably the most well known Circa Survive song. The song doesn't really have any intro, it just starts of on this one guitar chord and Anthony Green's voice comes in shortly thereafter. If you've never heard anything from Circa, this song will slap you in the face right from the beginning and keep you interested in hearing more. 4.5/5
The second song on the EP is The Great Golden Baby. This song is a bit slower and a little more emotional than Act Apalled. It opens up with Circa Survive's trademark melodic guitar style and leads into this very beautiful song. This song doesn't really have any song structure, it's kind of Anthony Green's style of writing, he just kind of writes whatever comes to his head and he doesn't care about having any structure. I think that the songs are more interesting that way. 4/5
Suspending Disbelief is the third track on the EP and the only one that isn't included on Juturna. This song is very similar to The Great Golden Baby. Very slow and emotional with a lot of style changes and Anthony Green singing over the melodic sounds of the rest of the band. I think that they made a good decision by not including this song on Juturna. It gives this EP some feel of being unique. It's a great song. 4.5/5
The fourth and final track on this EP is called Handshakes At Sunrise. Personally, I love this song. It opens up with a really cool drum beat and leads into one of these emotional, experimental Circa songs. It's a bit shorter than the rest of the songs on the EP, but it's still a really good song. It does a great job wrapping the EP up and leaving the listener simply amazed. 4.5/5
This short EP does a great job letting the world know who Circa Survive is and what we can expect from them in the future. Juturna picks up where this EP left off and doesn't disappoint either. I think that this band is going to make some great music in the future and I can't wait to see what is to come of them.