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Circus Maximus


Progressive Metal

3.77 | 188 ratings

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Big Kansas Fan
4 stars I have played this only twice and like it very much. I`m sure most of you will know the CD "The 1st Chapter" this is a logical follow on from there with all the great power/prog elements still intact. Judging by the cover art you expect a dark depressing CD however I didn`t find this to be the case. The singer has got "the voice" reminds me of Geoff Tate a little bit from Queensryche mixed with that dude from Pagans mind (can`t remember his name off hand) The soloing is mind blowing as to is the careful attention to song structure there's plenty of ideas going on here just when you think you know whats coming up next Circus Maximus seem to better the idea. The first CD "The 1st Chapter" could have been just a fluke but given the strength of this CD and its abundance of strong musicality and fresh ideas I`d say Circus Maximus are a force to reckoned with. Power Metal influence in prog metal isn`t really my bag but when done with passion and finesse like is shown here I soon dropped all preconceived ideas and just let the music take me on a journey

8.5/10 get this CD , consider it great prog metal !

Reviewed from advanced promotional copy

Big Kansas Fan | 4/5 |


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