A ten-song, twenty-minute disc from Finland. Sircuscus identify themselves as ethno/circus rock and it prominently features plenty of Middle Eastern and Eastern European influences along with angular song changes, some heavy riffs, and ample energy. The main comparison that comes to mind is the cerebral punk mindfuck of NoMeansNo, but with a bit more stoner metal and hardcore influences cropping up. It’s a fine release if you are looking to explore some envelope pushing artpunk.
–Jake Shut (Self-released)