The new wave of Norwegian progressive metal found a worthy representative in Circus Maximus. Their music is based on very accessible vocal melodies blending perfectly with progressive metal tunes, with a wide variety of musical influences, from pop/rock to 70?s Prog-Rock to Heavy and Death metal. The melting pot creates a mixture of great melodies, groove, heavy riffs and weird odd time signatures. Well-known producer Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, Wuthering Heights) is at the helm. The sound is impeccable, the musicianship is literally out-of-this-world, Michael?s voice is amazing (reminding of Tony Harnell, Joey Tempest and Ronnie Atkins), and the songs are - simply put - outstanding. A superb mixture of classic hard rock anthems and progressive technical bits and pieces.
This album will for sure appeal to all fans of bands such as Symphony X, TNT, Dream Theater, Pretty Maids and Queensryche. It will be released on Frontiers records May 16th