not metal

Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise (Atlantic/Warner)

To tell the truth, I was rather perplexed when I noticed this album in the handful of CDs our Glorious Editor sent me to review. I was familiar with Circa Survive, and they sure as hell weren't metal. There are a huge number of bands in punk and hardcore who have strong links with and influences from metal, but Circa Survive ain't one of them. But what the hell, right?

For those of you who I haven't driven away already - and being as this is a site which is not merely Metal, but Metal as Fuck, I can hardly blame you - Circa Survive are emo.