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Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter CD (album) cover

THE 1ST CHAPTER

Circus Maximus

 

Progressive Metal

3.80 | 187 ratings

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UMUR
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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 I´m 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 Theater´s New Millinium other places they sound like Symphony X. But you can´t 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 can´t get enough, this might be something for you.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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