Sound: Circa Survive, consisting of members from Saosin and This Day Forward, combine elements of Experimental and Progressive rock to form an intriguing post-hardcore experimental sound. With interlaced, subtley intricate guitar lines, amazing syncopated drums, driving bass lines, and a piercing lead vocalist, this band personifies the experimental-hardcore scene beautifully. The songs often utilize braintingling time signature changes and great syncopation, so look for that on your first few listens.
Lyrics: The lyrics, while straightforward upon first glance, have very provocative meanings, and are sung with a voice to be envied by many potential "high" vocalists. The strange lyrics fit quite nicely with the equally strange tonal moods and settings. A good combination of lyrics and voice.
Impression: Being a very unique band with unique sounds and abilities, this album is quite literally beyond comparison. It is very "out there" music-wise, but is always tied together with the rock and indie feel you get from most songs. The drummmer, Steve Clifford, may be the next big splash in the drumming world, so I'd watch for that guys name. The drums are a large part of this band, and it contributes to the overall feel of this group and style of music.
AHHH!! not long enough to cover circa survive!!! but i know what thats like, i write reviews for a HS newspaper and i cant go past 250 words. it blows, but yes Circa Survive are utterly amazing for about a million reasons
im not really into the whole "emo" scene, but something about this band is different. they're almost like a faster coheed and cambria without the sci-fi story line, maybe that doesn't make sense, but this band is pretty shofu