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Circle of Dust - Brainchild (Re-issue)

Hmm...now this sounds familiar.  Only a few months after reviewing the re-release of Brainchild's Mindwarp album, we get this double-take re-release of the Brainchild-turned-Circle of Dust album that should've just been Circle of Dust in the first place.  For those who never were into this band back in the early '90's, Scott Albert of Circle of Dust released a "side-project" called Brainchild that ended up being way better than his main band (in my opinion).  Well, two years after the Brainchild release, R.E.X. Records re-released the album under the Circle of Dust name with the album now called Brainchild.  On this second Circle of Dust album, Albert re-recorded two of the songs and remixed the rest of them.  The most notable differences are the new vocals on "Prayers of a Dead Man"....which sound pretty cool, and a little bit of a slightly heavier sound overall.  As for the rest of this industrial metal classic, I'll let you head on over and read my review of the Brainchild disc cause I really don't want to repeat myself here. 

This release by Retroactive Records was digitally remastered and includes the original artwork along with lyrics.  Great album for sure, but I'm not sure this was a completely necessary re-release unless you are just anal about having everything ever released by Scott Albert (or whatever you want to call him). 

Rating: 80/100

Review By: Matt Morrow

Label: Retroactive Records

Total Songs: 10

Total Time: 51:24

Tracklisting: 1. Cranial Tyrant, 2. Telltale Crime, 3. Prayers of a Dead Man, 4. Regressor (Ingressive Mix), 5. Enshrined, 6. Course of Ruin, 7. Descend, 8. Deviate, 9. Pale Reflection, 10. Aggressor (Regressive Mix).

Best Songs: 1. 3, 5, 7, 8, & 9

Band Lineup: Scott Albert - Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Drums/Programming

Band Website: N/A