Nima : When you look at the cover artwork of this record you know immediately what to expect: everything on this picture suggests that we’re dealing with old-school thrash/crossover. And indeed; as soon as the Ukrainian quintet bursts out with ‘The Beast’ after the (lengthy and boring) intro, you find yourself in an aggressive U.S. crossover hurricane that brings you straight back to the 80s. Influences from bands such as Vio-Lence, Suicidal Tendencies, Nucear Assault, Sacred Reich and many similar acts are obviously present here. For more recent references you can think of bands like Municipal Waste, Violator, Gama Bomb and co.
Needless to say that the music is not original for even a second and that the band completely lacks an own identity. But these guys definitely know how to thrash, deliver good songs, and guarantee a mosh-fest for half an hour. However, due to the lack of a self-identity the music is a bit too predictable, and also due to lack of real highlights the music does sometime loses its grip quickly and doesn’t make a lasting impression. All in all ‘Through The Circles Of Hell’ is a decent and entertaining thrasher. No more, no less.