OND CIRKEL: “Svavelvinter” b/w “Vilda Syrener”: 7”

Tribal, hypnotic drums meet driving bass and shimmering, atmospheric guitars abound on this Gothenburg, Sweden-based quartet’s second release. Having been a life-long Sisters Of Mercy fan, I totally geeked out on the group’s chosen packaging and graphic style and wasn’t disappointed in the slightest once I played it back to back about five times. Not so much SOM-influenced, but still along the lines of moody, introspective, and tense. Recommended. –Garrett Barnwell (Never Understand)