Russian Circles is one of my favourite bands, producing album after album of instrumental music that reinvents the band every time. This mix pairs them with bands of similar ilk, but most of them are no longer active, like  Capricorns who rocked my world back in 2005 with their debut ‘Ruder Forms Survive’ – a release who promised a band capable of spectacular instrumental post-metal, whom I placed up there in a podium consisting of Isis and Cult of Luna…,  and 5ive – a Boston based band that when they were known as 5ive’s Continuum Research Project were pretty darn exhilarating but in this Hesperus release, their swan song, sound like a bland version of RC. Still, this track rocks and deserves its place in this mix.