This is exactly how I like my metal of death. Why this has only come to my attention recently is beyond me, but I sure am glad it has. Dissonant, chaotic, festering, malignant, and putrid. There are obvious echoes akin to other purveyors of metal of death such as Portal, Altarage and Dead Congregation, but The Ominous Circle, like the aforementioned bands, stand alone in their delivery, and Appalling Ascension remains a distinct experience. One well worth having, over and over again.
Favorite track: Poison Fumes.