Russian Circles latest album, "Gnosis," eschews the varied terrain of their past work and bulldoze a path through the most tumultuous and harrowing territory of their sound. Despite the entirety of the album being written remotely, the songs were recorded with the full band playing together to retain the live feel of the material. Owing to the climate of the times and a new writing method, Russian Circles created their most fuming and focused work to date - an album that favors the exorcism of two years' worth of tension over the melancholy and restraint that often colored their past endeavors.
5. O Braonain