Circle Of Indifference are a 1 man band with some session musicians that plays a very melodic form of death metal and this is a review of his 2014 album "Shadows of Light" which was released by Records Of Indifference.
A very dark and distorted sound starts off the album along with some elements of electronic music and spoken word samples a few seconds later before adding in melodic guitar leads and after the intro the music goes into a melodic death metal direction along with some high pitched screams and deep growls.
There is a good balance between slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording as well as a good amount of blast beats and the solos and leads that are used are in a very melodic direction and also utilize a great amount of talent and skill and the songs that are present on the recording go for more of an early 90's style of Gothenburg melodic death metal while also mixing in a good amount of modern elements to update the musical genre.
Melodic clean singing can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with one of the later tracks bringing in female vocals, after being in a very heavy direction for the first couple of tracks the band starts adding clean playing into certain sections of the recording while the heavier parts also start getting more brutal as the album progresses and some of the later songs also shows the band bringing back the electronic music elements of the intro into a few parts of the recording as well as the addition of spoken word parts during one of the later tracks.
Circle Of Indifference plays a style that mixes both the modern day and old school melodic death metal genres together as well as adding in elements of electronic music to make the album have a more original sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Circle Of Indifference are a very great sounding melodic death metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Child But Not" "Evil" "Darkness" and "Abyss". 8 out of 10.