Circle of Dust
Industrial metal band formed by Scott Albert from the ashes of his thrash band Immortal. Immortal released one demo tape called "Dead & Buried" of which only one track has ever been re-recorded by Circle of Dust. (Always thought that "Thick Headed Mule" would have made a cool industrial-thrash metal song.) Scott has released albums under several other band names and aliases as well as worked with industrial bands like Chatterbox.

Circle of Dust Circle of Dust (R.E.X.) 1992

1. "Exploration" [instrumental] (3:57)
2. "Dissolved" (5:33)
3. "Night Fall" (5:35)
4. "Nothing Sacred" (6:12)
5. "Twisted Reality" (6:19)
6. "Technological Disguise" (5:19)
7. "Consequence" (5:19)
8. "Demoralize"(3:59)
9. "Rationalize" (3:59)
10. "Senseless Abandon" (7:13)

Circle of Dust formed from the ashes of Immortal, a Metallica influenced thrash band. As a matter of fact, album closer, "Senseless Abandon" is an industrialized version of an old Immortal song that appeared on their "Dead and Buried" demo tape. The song also appears on the "Demolition" compilation by R.E.X. Immortal guitarist/vocalist Scott Albert (also known as Klay Scott) basically recorded this album by himself then hired a band to perform it live with him. The album features thick, chugging guitars, industrial samples and beats and memorable melodies.

"Their Pride" by Celtic Frost. Guitarist Daren Diolosa, who is listed as a member but did not play on the album, went on to form Klank.

Brainchild Circle of Dust-Brainchild (R.E.X.) 1994

1. "Cranial Tyrant" (4:36)
2. "Telltale Crime" (4:24)
3. "Prayers of a Dead Man" (6:04)
4. "Regressor (Aggressive Mix)" (6:02)
5. "Enshrined" (4:05)
6. "Course of Ruin" (4:56)
7. "Descend" (5:29)
8. Deviate" (5:07)
9. "Pale Reflection" (5:03)
10. Aggressor (Regressive Mix)" (5:47)

This is my favorite Circle of Dust album, by far. It's stinking HEAVY--much heavier than the debut release. Originally this disc came out under the band name Brainchild and the name of the cd was Mindwarp. I actually had that version but wanted this Circle of Dust version instead, as that is what it really is. I'm not sure why Scott Albert, or whatever he is calling himself these days, decided to release it under a different name. Regardless, "Brainchild-the album" is one heavy piece of industrial thrash metal! This would be the last album released under the Circle of Dust moniker for a few years because of problems with defunct label R.E.X. Both these first two discs are out of print and sell for an average of $25 on ebay. Oh, and one other thing, "Deviate" was used on MTV for a long time as the the now-defunct MTVSports show.

Disengage Circle of Dust-Disengage (Flying Tart) 1998

1.   "Waste of Time" (4:13)
2.   "Refractor" (2:48)
3.   "Yurasuka" (3:31)
4.   "Babylon" (2:56)
5.   "Chasm" (4:11)
6.   "Thulcanora" (4:38)
7.   "Blindeye" (4:30)
8.   "Mesmerized" (6:24)
9.   "Perelandra" (3:44)
10. "You Are Fragile" (4:06)
11. "Chasm (Version 2.1.0)" (5:53)
12. "Refractor (Version 3.2.1)" (4:48)
13. "Levler 1 (Easier To Hate)" (4:36)
14. "Hate Opened Wide" (4:22)
15. "Levler 2 (Alone To Die)" (2:29)
16. "Deadly Love (Censored Version)" (0:36)

Uh, oh, what happened here? This is not the same band, this is barely even industrial. Sounds more like goth with some industrial influences to me. Where are the heavy guitars and the bizarre samples? Well, I'm not saying this is a bad disc, but I am disappointed. I don't think I have ever sat down and listened to this from start to finish.

Metamorphis Also see Metamorphis (compilation) which features 5 remixes off the first two Circle of Dust/Brainchild albums and 3 unreleased songs, as well as some Living Sacrifice industrial remixes that are also done by Scott Albert.

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