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Circus Maximus


Progressive Metal

3.74 | 196 ratings

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3 stars Second album from the norwegian progmetal band Circus Maximus. 1st chapter was a pretty good first album even though it's orginallity can be discussed. The second album is pretty much the same even though I find it slightly better then their first effort.

The sound is obviously influenced by bands as Dream Theater, Symphony X and Rush but also with some influences from the 80's rock music. Mike Eriksen sounds a bit like Rush singer Geddy Lee and I don't really like that kind of voice. But that's just my opinion. The production is also a bit boring with a very stiffy sound. I just can't get the real feeling.

But the album isn't that bad, and 12 minute long Mouth of Madness is a real highlight together with the perfect closer Ultimate Sacrfice.

Rate: 3-

Arnold | 3/5 |


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