Fine Line cd cover

Vicious Circle

Fine Line

Vicious Circle's most obvious comparison would be Tesla, but they have a harder edge. If you took Tesla and lost that bluesy influence, and replaced it with a heavier, early Alice in Chains vibe mixed with a little Fate's Warning, and then replaced Tesla's hippy outlook with a darker attitude, then you would have Vicious Circle. From the opening riff of Dream Ride, through the grinding remake of I'm Not Your Stepping Stone, to the soft beauty of Betrayed, the raw emotion and drive behind this band is always evident. The production is a little muddy and the pace could have been mixed a little more, but the band still shouldn't be overlooked. I'm waiting for their next one... --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Dream Ride
  2. Fading
  3. (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
  4. Betrayed
  5. Someday
  6. Sleep Again
  7. I'm Blind
  8. Forever Rain
  9. Fine Line
  10. Hear Me

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Rick Collin
GUITAR: Rocky Mercurio
George Pereira
BASS: Darren Genovese
DRUMS: Billy Dunkley

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: DeRock Records
PRODUCED BY: Vicious Circle
RELEASE YEAR: 1999
“I won't surrender. I'll keep the faith.”