PEDESTRIAN 13 - Circles
LABEL: Self financed
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Pedestrain 13
Pedestrian 13 has expanded and is now a trio. Circles is the Canadians first full-length and is put out by the band themselves. The music is as on the EP Victims grindcore with strong undertones of goregrind. This is mixed with inputs of more contemporary music as well. It's very much a continuation of what the band did on the Victims EP. As with that one it's kind of difficult to pinpoint some exact inspiration, but the band mostly go for a slow, heavy and groovy type of style it works well.
The songs are short and that definitely profit the music. The music is not all that diverse, but there's enough going on not to bore. I like that the trio play really fast here and there. It adds to the diversity. There are more recognizable parts this time, but I do still miss that extra something. The vocals are not very different from what you expect from the genre. It's the typical death metal vocal blended with a more shouting kind of vocal.
The band uses a few samples here and there, but does in no way overdo it and that is also something that profits the music. As with the EP the band goes for a fat, juicy production. I like that as it add so much to the feel of the songs. Circles is a good effort that indicate that the Canadian trio has taken another step up the ladder.