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Circle of Illusion


Progressive Metal

4.01 | 161 ratings

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5 stars FABULOUS...FANTASTIC...SENSATIONAL!!!!It's impossible to start my review about this stunning album without usiong this adjectives ,because this masterpiece is simply unbelieveble !I didn't had such a great musical revelation since the killer TOWERS OF AVARICE by ZERO HOUR or THE EDGE by ETERNITY X-two albums that I simply adore!This one-JEREMIAS by the Austrian band CIRCLE OF ILLUSION is,by far,one of the most amazing debut albums in the history of progressive music!!!Definitelly-CIRCLE OF ILLUSION -is the best export musical act from Austria since...FALCO..or...EDENBRIDGE!!!The level of musicianship is unbelievebly high,the arrangements are beyond amazing and all this is the brain fruit of a heavanly talented musician named GERALD PETER-a true genius,musical genius!The timing of the album is impressive 80 minutes of pure magic,a very strong musical rock opera,with all the ingredients that make this type of album,a true masterpiece-with great voices-both male and female voices-,marvelous keyboard and piano interventions,killer guitar solos,crunchy guitar riffs and intelligent long instrumental passages!!!!The clever mix of many different musical styles-from disco to power metal,from jazz to world music ,from vodevil to reggae-from prog metal to r'n'b music,passing by great piano interludes,but everything dressed in metal clothes ,long tracks performed by some wonderful vocalists -all this intelligent combination is made by Mr Gerald Peter ,which managed to combine everything into a monumental album that will shock by it's complexity and rich musical message!Talking about the aspect of the cd ,the impressive presentation is pushing us to say -WOW again!A stunning beautiful booklet with great drawings and a great look under all aspects ,it's simply outstanding,wonderful,gorgeous!!I cannot forget-I repeat this-that JEREMIAS is the debut album of this Austrian band,so I cannot imagine or guess...what will be the next step,because it seems to be so hard to make better than on this album?!?!CIRCLE OF ILLUSION has an andless potential and I feel that we'll be spoiled in the future with other great musical jewels like this one!A sincere BRAVO to the ambitious GENERATION PROG RECORDS from Germany,which grab the golden fish with this band,and invested in them with a serious,strong,professional sand well done promotion,well deserved by an unique band like CIRCLE OF ILLUSION!So,this is,definitelly,a rock opera for the XXI-st century,and shows that prog metal is a musical territory with no boundaries,or musical limits!!!5 stars without any hesitation!MILESTONE ALBUM-100 % MASTERPIECE!!
Ovidiu | 5/5 |


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