The UK’s quintet aptly known as Imperial Circus play a style of groove and hook laden heavy rock, and their debut album “Above The Deep” is a solid debut production-wise. Musically, they’re very good as what they do, but there is nothing out of the ordinary on this ten tracker as the songs are your standard verse, chorus, verse, chorus affair. The vocals are good, but again, nothing that really impresses. However, I do give their singer Leigh Dickens for making an effort at being a strong crooner as his vocals definitely fit the band’s music and do provide a lot of emotion, which is a good thing.
“A Bitter Pill” is probably the most stand out track on this album and features plenty of catchy hooks.
Don’t get me wrong, Imperial Circus is not that bad of a listen, it’s just that there is something missing from their music, but you never know, this could be your band. “Above The Deep” should appeal to fans of Disturbed, Finger Eleven and even Papa Roach.