Anthony Green returns... but where is he picking up?
Frontman Anthony Green may be back performing live with Saosin, but he and Circa Survive have found time to craft a follow-up to 2012’s progressive, lucid ‘Violent Waves’. ‘Child Of The Desert’ twists, turns and then accelerates into a bombastic, riff-fueled finale, but those odd moments aside, this album rarely hits top gear in terms of progression or actual velocity. The likes of ‘Nesting Dolls’ and the nine-minute title track rather wind themselves to a close without any real climax, meaning ‘Descensus’ is all a bit safe. It may not push boundaries like its predecessor, but this album is accomplished all the same.