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Shadow Circus


Symphonic Prog

3.65 | 10 ratings

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4 stars A couple weeks ago my good friend John Fontana sent me a previously unreleased DVD for a Clinic about SHADOW CIRCUS that i'm going to present to more or less 70 fanatic Peruvian Progheads, but to my surprise i also received this CD that i hadn't heard about. In the first days I was so amazed with the video that didn't cared about the EP, until I listened it and it's just brilliant.

"Rise" is an almost 10 minutes mini epic that has everything I learned to love about SHADOW CIRCUS, as usual they blend lush keyboards and Symphonic atmospheres with one of the most heavy performances i have heard in my beloved sub-genre, with strong guitar and a killer bass by Matt Massek. but this is not what impressed me more about the song, because the radical changes are simply dramatic and always enhanced by the theatrical voice of David Bobick, surely one of the best songs of heir repertoire.

After the frenetic "Rise", the soft "Daddy's Gone" is refreshing from the stat, but again SHADOW CIRCUS surprises us, because what seems a simple ballad turns in to a nice bluesy track with an outstanding guitar performance by John Fontana who interplays brilliantly with Silver in the keys and Jason Brower in the soft but accurate percussion.

It's hard to rate an EP, because two songs are not enough to describe the moment of the band, but when both tracks are outstanding it deserves a high rating, in this case four stars that would be 4.5 if it wasn't because the production is not as good as we are used to

I'm really angry with his guys because the EP only lasts 15 minutes, but full of hope because we will probably see a new full SHADOW CIRCUS album

Ivan_Melgar_M | 4/5 |


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