- Audio CD (January 24, 1995)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: R.E.X. Music
- Run Time: 51 minutes
- ASIN: B00000HXPX
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #527,269 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Circle of Dust
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For fans of metal/electronic hybrid music with industrial infusions the return of Circle of Dust is easily one of the most exciting happenings in the rock/metal world in 2016. Klayton was able to procure all of his music from the 90’s written under the COD/Argyle Park moniker. Not only will all 5 albums be re-released, the word from Klayton is that each reissue will remastered, in some cases remixed, and all upgraded with bonus content.
There is no denying that the debut release (originally ’92) was and remains a landmark release in the world of “electronic” music – the techno lush yet guitar infused mix incredibly addictive, especially since in many ways COD was much more melodic and accessible than most bands in the scene at the time. But as most fans know, despite its popularity (especially within the Christian market where no one was doing anything this inventive or extreme) Klayton (who was never happy with the release) essentially “remade” the album and re-released it in 1995. This new version is essentially a bit of a hybrid (if you will) between the ’92 and ’95 releases but follows the song template of the ’95 release. I can say it is nice to have “Exploration” (the 2016 version) back at the top of the song list – its predecessor included on the Disc 2 bonus material – but some fans will be disappointed that “Technological Disguise” and “Senseless Abandon” have not similarly been resurrected. Still, you will not hear any complaints here as there is plenty enough to satisfy in this nearly 2 hour set.
So how does this version sound? Obliterating – this is the word that keeps coming to mind as these songs rework their magic through the speakers almost 25 years since their inception.Read more ›
This re-release/remaster (w/ bonus material) of the self-titled Circle of Dust album just rules!! The individual tracks of these remastered songs sound more distinct and clear, with a crisp newness about them. If you are well familiar with the 92 release and the 95 re-release you will hear things you didn’t notice (or simply couldn’t hear) before! In my opinion this is the best industrial metal in existence! If you are a fan of Klayton’s other work or just a lover of (industrial) metal, you MUST acquire this Circle of Dust release. This is where Klayton started it all: CIRCLE OF DUST!!! (Well, except for Immortal ;)
Now with that said, regarding Disc 1: It's basically the 1995 self-titled re-release re-mastered (Yes! Technically this is the 3rd variant of this album) with the addition of Exploration (1992 release) re-recorded, and it sounds really good! The various tracks are clearer and more defined. I can definitely hear things (beeps, noises, samples, and different electronic layers) that I either didn't notice or couldn't pick out or hear before.
Regarding Disc 2: Every song is pretty much as titled. The "Cassette Demos" are exactly that; cassette demos. Very cool for COD fans! The tracks "Dust 04 - Dust 09" sound to me like songs/parts of songs from the Circle of Dust era that were never finished or didn't make the cut or something like that? Pretty cool, I think! Gives you a glimpse into the mind of a musical metal master at work! There is no duplicate material on disc 2 unless otherwise specified (ex. Exploration (Redux) on disc 1 & Exploration (1992) on disc 2).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
LOVE the CoD albums but your best best is to just grab the 1992 & 1995 versions. The "Remastering" on this 2016 version sounds like garbage. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Rasmussen
Ok....there are three versions of this record. The 92' original release, the 95' re-release, and now the remastered deluxe edition. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Godjunkie
I rated this cd 5 stars because it is rare and old and amazing and unique.Celldweller started his career as circle of dust and he will remain successful because of his amazing... Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Terry I. Getz
This was a great band. Industrial but not too bad actually. It's very good and I reccomend more people buy it. :DPublished on January 27, 2013 by Gatchi
Before there was dubstep, there was techno and industrial. This album mixes heavy guitar with mechanical synth sounds. Very cutting edge for its time.Published on July 8, 2012 by dave