Circle Takes the Square   Rites of Initiation
3.7
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Ranking: #140 for 2011

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3.5 greatBLUEOmni | August 22nd 11

Circle Takes the Square has adopted a more post-hardcore ego, but unlike the usual shit that comes out of the post-hardcore scene, CTTS has actually acquired a very poetic, and almost magnetic sound that pulls the listener into its emotional awhirl of intonation.

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4.0 excellentShrapnel94 | August 22nd 11

And thus commences a fabulous display of "the Trophy Scars effect"

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0.0 gabethepiratesquid | August 23rd 11

Can't give it a proper rating yet, but it's definitely more cohesive than ATRU and goes into a more "prog metal" vein rather than their old post-hardcore sound. It also doesn't rely as much on, "xDDD randum instrumentashun look at this oddd time signature11!". Miles ahead from the borefest of ATRU. Lyrics are as verbose and pretentious as ever.

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0.0 | August 31st 11

anal warrior drew speziale brings four tracks of pure starfruit poundage to your ears and you couldn't be happier. you realize that your whole life your anus has been twitching in anticipation for this. you see mountains in the distance and your pleasure is heightened, you imagine that drew speziale's penis is a mountain, you feel the mountain's craggy peaks caress your colon lovingly. years later kathy will release the footage labelled as ANAL HUSBAND.

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2.5 averagebutchinette | September 7th 11

wow! this was just too crazy for my still so immature taste.

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4.5 superbwillfellmarsy | August 30th 11

Circle Takes the Square pulls out their mammoth meat stick and fucks your mouth, until your brain reverse jisms...i've had two abortions since this leaked, that's how good it is...

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0.0 cvlts | August 25th 11

look at all these fucking soundoffs... just look at some of them.

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2.5 averagecliiint | August 24th 11

I've listened three times and it's still sounding like a wall of sound but I will not give up!

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0.0 Spare | August 24th 11

this is either a 1 or a 5 depending on the current level of dicks in my ass

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0.0 FilupLees | August 23rd 11

I hear this has music as well as like three or four hyperboles and eleven or twelve "CTTTs suck because I'm trendy and edgy and MJ lead a revolution and it's punk rock and I'm punk rock and I win yay woohoos." Not that I've listened to it more than once, though.

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3.5 greatTheSadLittleDinosaur | August 23rd 11

I'd give it a 4.5 but because of the large amount of trolls I'm giving it a 5. I think ATRU deserves it's five, although I actually like the general sound of this EP more, it's very incomplete... Therefore if there were less trolls it'd be getting a 4.5.

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0.0 Obfuscation24 | August 23rd 11

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2.0 poorBigHans | August 23rd 11

well at least it doesn't sound like it was recorded in the mother of Drew Spez's gay lover's basement.

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4.0 excellentNeutralThunder12 | August 23rd 11

They have actually improved. And ATRU was really excellent but there were moments of weakness and moments where I just kind of got irritated by ridiculousness. Still they are one of the smartest bands in the genre and on this theyve improved in terms of songwriting. More diverse, more coherent and less focused on Drew exploding, this definitely shows us that Decompositions may as a whole be better than ATRU.

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3.0 goodUrinetrouble | August 23rd 11

Deviant: master of rating every album ever a 3.5rrealy its a 3

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3.5 greatalexp9000 | August 23rd 11

Im liking the new and matured style of ctts, now only hoping for the full-length to blow us awayr

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4.5 superbAsspaiN | August 23rd 11

Amazing start, hope the whole album gets even better

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4.0 excellentStrizzMatik | August 23rd 11

It's pretty damn good. Spirit Narrative is fucking bonkers

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0.0 wyankeif1337 | August 22nd 11

omg ctts gaiz. patiently waiting for a review by user RossWolfe

also, lol @ Lakes. "omg full-length will be aoty!"

5 minutes later: "SCREAMING WOMAAAAN 2.5/5"


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4.0 excellentLakes. | August 22nd 11

I AM A SCREAMING WOOOMAAAAANNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!rQuite honestly I have no idea what to rate this though...

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4.0 excellentsportsboy | August 22nd 11

A full 180 from the previous LP. But damn is it good.

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3.5 greathellpickle | August 25th 11

Where before there was a forced manic pace now comes a more mellow and yet still a powerhouse of passionate music. Songs shouldn't be looked at individually as much as a whole experience of the EP. CTTS exploring a new territory, whilst not straying away too far from home, has delivered a quite enjoyable experience.

shit's heavy brah

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4.0 excellentiamSeraph | August 24th 11

excellent. this is excellent. and it is the first time these sputnik rating words fit more than perfectly. the greatest improvement of a band in the last ten years, facing the fact that I probably hated ATRU more than any other record on the planet.

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0.0 beefshoes | August 24th 11

It is different. Different is good. I like it. rGoddamn.

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2.5 averageBlackbelt54 | August 23rd 11

I have no idea what to rate this yet, but it's not that good

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4.0 excellentdrasticaction74 | August 23rd 11

hahahahahahahhahahahahahaaha women playing music is amusing

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0.0 ti0n | August 23rd 11

Every song is smoothing perfectly into the next and the lyrics are really amazing... Nevertheless you need to listen to it more often to appreciate this record as an instant classic.

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4.5 superbtkxxx7 | August 23rd 11

CTTS prove once again that they have no idea how to make music sound appealing... Lol jk this shit is cold

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4.5 superbNiels | August 23rd 11

was planning on writing something really pretentious here but i'll do that later, as I'll probably come back to up the rating

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3.5 greatScoot | August 23rd 11

drew speziale is fucking hideous, it's almost surreal

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3.5 greatRedman54 | August 23rd 11

A short but sweet little treat to draw as into the soon to be released Decompositions Vol.I

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