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Circle Of Fate - 2009 Back To Life

ARTIST: Circle Of Fate
ALBUM: Back To Life
LABEL: Self Released
YEAR: 2009
SPONSOR: Glass Onyon PR


LINEUP: Michelle Caruso - vocals * Danny Charatin - guitars * Mike Holewinski, Dan Thompson - bass * Ethon Burns - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Sanctify * 02 Skeletons * 03 My Religion * 04 What If * 05 You Broke My Heart * 06 Unshattered * 07 Your Gone * 08 Pour Me A Drink * 09 Fill The Void * 10 It's All About You


WEBLINKS: www.circleoffate.net

Chicago band Circle Of Fate are a new name to me, but this female fronted combo have been in the business for a good decade or so. They've just delivered their fourth album 'Back To Life', and it's obvious this band are a tight combination. It's more metal than hard rock, but wouldn't give a band like Benedictum any cause for concern. The two leading lights are singer Michelle Caruso and riff master Danny Charatin, formerly of metal outfit Ion Vein. They mix up their sound with straight-ahead metal with some progressive streaks as well, though not progressive enough to chop/change their style with Dream Theater like annoyance. Thankfully it's all pretty mainstream, but I would say that without the chopping guitars from Charatin, Circle Of Fate could very well be swimming in a sea of mediocrity. They don't, suffice to say.

The Songs
At just on 40 minutes playing time, you'll be whizzing through these tracks in next to no time. Charatin lays down some griding guitars on the opener 'Sanctify Me', it's a powerful rhythmic layer with Caruso warbling over the top. 'Skeletons' tends toward the modern rock style of a band like Infernophonic for instance, whereas 'My Religion' has been described by producer Larry Sturm as: 'it has all of the ingredients of a hit song'. Certainly there is a faint touch of Evanesence about it. Not bad, but I think I prefer the heavier stuff, which is 'What If' delivers, again some huge riffs spiralling off Mr Charatin's fretboard. 'Broke My Heart' is more industrious fare, while 'Unshattered' could be a milder Benedictum without the OTT vocals of the lovely Veronica Freeman. 'You're Gone' starts out with some progressive tendencies, but these soon make way for heavy slabs of rhythm guitar and stinging leads. My fave track here is the heavy as horses 'Pour Me A Drink', a rabble rousing riff laden piece, which is followed by the power ballad 'U Fill The Void' - interestingly, no solos on this one. Closing out with 'All About You', the acoustic guitar is held for the intro and verses, while the electrics blaze through on the choruses.

In Summary
Given a few spins, this one will grow on you. It's a good tradesmen like performance highlighting Caruso's vocal and Charatin's rather tasty guitar playing. Not sure what is in the pipeline for Circle Of Fate, but hopefully they can move beyond their local Chicago base and start building some popularity elsewhere. Keep an eye on this outfit for sure!

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