The Ominous circle is an old school death metal band from Portugal and ‘Appealing ascension’ is their first record. And what a record this is. This record kicks off with something that can only be an intro and that lasts over 4 minutes. Once you wrestled yourself through that one, you get 6 great death metal songs varying between 6 and almost 11 minutes in length. The real special thing here is that these songs keep your attention for the whole of their length.
Musically I would say this is a slightly updated twist on an Immolation and Incantation hybrid. There are a lot of newer bands out there drawing their inspiration from these bands, but The ominous circle managed to create a record that does not pale in comparison with them.