Red Circuit

Red Circuit – Homeland (Limb/Riot)

While the term 'prog rock' doesn’t necessarily invoke pleasant thoughts for many of us, German band Red Circuit have taken prog, smashed it against a rock, picked up the pieces and come up with an album that revels in the power of the riff, of the song and the melody, while still dabbling in the better moments that prog can provide without ever wandering off into the “ooh aren’t I a clever chap” territory that plagues so many bands.

Led by keyboardist and producer Markus Teske and with Sri Lankan born vocalist Chity Somapala showing us just why he is revered as one of the best