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JEREMIAS - FORESHADOW OF FORGOTTEN REALMS

Circle of Illusion

 

Progressive Metal

4.03 | 109 ratings

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Warthur
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4 stars A completely crazed neo-prog/retro-prog/progressive symphonic metal/avant-groove concept album with occasional disco moments, this debut from Circle of Illusion offers more genres than you'd find in an entire record shop, often within the bounds of a single song. Gerald Peter has assembled a compelling unit here comprising not just a finely honed band but also three (!) vocalists - Taris Brown, whose gentle delivery reminds me a little of Roine Stolt, and the powerful Cara Cole and Elga Shafran, each of whom takes the role of a different character in the story. The lyrics and story may come across a little cheesy - not to mention bizarre and over the top - but subtlety and restraint clearly aren't the order of the day here. A fun, playful debut which reminds me of what might happen if Disco Volante-era Mr Bungle ended up listening to a lot of early Marillion and Pendragon.
Warthur | 4/5 |

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