The Ominous Circle certainly live up to the first part of their name. The Portuguese death metallers are shrouded, literally and figuratively, in mystery. It doesn’t, however, take a detective to know that The Ominous Circle unleashes memorable and unique death metal.
While “Poison Fumes” clearly takes a cue from bands like Immolation, The Ominous Circle’s music is their own, adding in varying doses of oppressive heaviness, blasting sections and slowed down moments.
Give it a listen and hear for yourself.
20 Buck Spin will set The Ominous Circle’s Appalling Ascension loose on North America on January 27. You can snag a digital preorder here.