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Circus Maximus


Progressive Metal

3.80 | 190 ratings

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3 stars Circus Maximus first album the 1st Chapter came as a surprise to me, as I had never heard of the band before, and Iīm usually pretty well informed.

The music that is featured on the album is high quality Prog metal with heavy leanings toward Dream Theater but with a power metal edge ( especially the choruses). Now I like when people make the kind of music they really want, in this case I just feel that there is no originality in the music and if you listen to a song like SIN it almost sound like Dream Theaterīs New Millinium other places they sound like Symphony X. But you canīt take away from these guys that they can play and sing. As such there is nothing wrong with the compositions either, I just feel they lend to much from others.

As I understand it their new album should be a little darker in the sound, which I am looking forward to. I hope they in time will find their own style within this extremely overcrowded genre.

Good but not essential. If you are a Dream Theater or Symphony X fan who canīt get enough, this might be something for you.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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