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Review by Krys on March 17, 2007.
"Circadian Rhythm" comes 3 years after Thurisaz impressive debut "Scent Of A Dream" and while it might seem like a long time I'll take quality over quantity any day. Band's growth is visible in every aspect of this album, from complexity of compositions through production to artwork and layout everything is taken to the next level. For those unfamiliar with their sound the closest description would be atmospheric black/death with doom and gothic elements thrown in for a good measure. Actually if it wasn't for harsh vocals musically they have more in common with melodic doom than aggressive black or death bands. On tracks like 'Falling', 'Fading Dreams' or 'Past Perfect' clean vocals and song structures remind me more of Opeth and My Dying Bride rather than more aggressive counterparts of this genre. Even when Thurisaz turns it up a notch those faster songs are never too intense yet always accessible, moody and melodic. With "Circadian Rhythm" our Belgian quintet establishes themselves as a force to be reckoned with and don't be surprised if their new album (3 years from now) gets straight 10s all the way from top to bottom on our scale.
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Rating: 8.4 out of 10