Kyuss – …And The Circus Leaves Town Review

Posted: August 9, 2011 by kingcrimsonprog in Metal, Metal - Studio, Music Reviews, Rock, Rock Studio

Kyuss - ...And The Circus Leaves Town

Kyuss - ...And The Circus Leaves Town

…And The Circus Leaves Town is the fourth and final studio album by legendary Desert/Stoner pioneers Kyuss. The album was released in 1995, just before the band split up prior to any significant touring in support of the album.

Featuring `Hurricane,’ and the single `One Inch Man,’ the album continues the band’s evolution from raw garage sounds to spacey, psychedelic numbers mixed with solid rockers.

No two Kyuss albums sound all that alike, but all retain a common theme of bassy sounds, 60s/70s rock influences and John Garcia’s vocal style. …And The Circus Leaves Town takes the band even further away from their debut and into some new territory altogether.

The band were on fire and the musicianship and performances are absolutely exemplary, which when combined with their best production job to date results in one fantastic record.

Standout tracks include material like `Catamaran,’ and `Spaceship Landing,’ which were impressive and ambitious, as well as the aforementioned `Huricane,’ and `One Inch Man,’ which keep the album’s rock credentials up.

Some Kyuss fans don’t rate this album just as highly as the two which came before it. Regardless, once you’ve tried those two albums jump straight into …And The Circus Leaves Town with both feet, you won’t be disappointed. Perhaps it cannot live up to the classic status of those two records, but it is still a brilliant album and well worth investigating.

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