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Release date: 25 March 2004
Style: Symphonic progressive metal

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01. Childhood In Minor
02. Beautiful Emptiness
03. Between Love And Fire
04. Sins Of Idealism
05. Eccentric
06. Digital Deceit
07. Through Square Eyes
08. Blind Pain
09. Two Sides
10. Victim Of Choices
11. Reflections
12. Life's Vortex

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (12)


Additional info
Recorded at Excess Studios, Rotterdam, in July 2003; Gate Studio, Wolfsburg, in August 2003; Arts Music Recording studio, Rhoon, from 20 to 24 October 2003; final mixing at The Pathway Studio, Wolfsburg, in November and December 2003; mastered at Sound Factory in early 2004.

Staff review by
Ivor

Rating:
7.5
The departure of Mark Jansen, the main songwriter at the time of "Decipher", has, in a way, quite seriously changed the sound of After Forever. The changes haven't been bad but I must admit that "Invisible Circles" does not catch the magic of "Decipher"... yet. But it is nevertheless a strong release. So, let us plunge into the world of hate and pain through the eyes of a little girl.

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published 30.06.2004 | Comments (5)

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.5
With Mark Jansen gone forming another band, namely Epica, the future of After Forever without its main composer was uncertain until the release of the Exordium EP, through which all doubts vanished from my mind concerning the band's ability to write excellent songs. With their new album, "Invisible Circles", the Dutch combo finally put an end to fans' concerns even though the die-hard fans of the "Decipher" era sound might be slightly turned off by the new direction the band has taken. For them, only one alternative arises, checking out Epica. For the others, welcome to a world where progressive metal meets symphonic gothic metal.

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published 01.12.2004 | Comments (0)

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The Shape 1973 - 28.02.2012 at 23:40  
Rating: 9 Why the hell did I not buy this album earlier. It is brilliant. Floor's vocals are strongest I have heard them. The subject matter is dark and the choirs and strings make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Its a real shame they split up.
AngelofDeth - 22.04.2012 at 09:21  
Rating: 4
Written by The Shape 1973 on 28.02.2012 at 23:40

The subject matter is dark

?? the lyrics are so girly!, they are cringeworthy and unbearable at times. such as....
"So here I am and I'm beautiful
and all my friends would say the same
So here I am; and you cannot deny that I am someone you'd embrace
I am the queen; I'm pure and loved by everyone"

and all the shit about the baby and the family... ugh.. sure later on the abuse shit is dark but overall the theme was not pulled off well imo.
The Shape 1973 - 22.04.2012 at 10:59  
Rating: 9
Written by AngelofDeth on 22.04.2012 at 09:21

Written by The Shape 1973 on 28.02.2012 at 23:40

The subject matter is dark

?? the lyrics are so girly!, they are cringeworthy and unbearable at times. such as....
"So here I am and I'm beautiful
and all my friends would say the same
So here I am; and you cannot deny that I am someone you'd embrace
I am the queen; I'm pure and loved by everyone"

and all the shit about the baby and the family... ugh.. sure later on the abuse shit is dark but overall the theme was not pulled off well imo.

The lyrics you quote are from where the girl escapes in to her own imagination, the only place where people like her and to escape the hatred of her parents. Isn't that dark?
AngelofDeth - 22.04.2012 at 11:06  
Rating: 4
Written by The Shape 1973 on 22.04.2012 at 10:59

The lyrics you quote are from where the girl escapes in to her own imagination, the only place where people like her and to escape the hatred of her parents. Isn't that dark?

i guess it could be.. i just dont find it compelling at all. I guess its just not my style.
Kuroboshi - 14.08.2012 at 11:49  
Rating: 5 The samples (?) when the woman and man are fighting are so superfluous I want to puke. Overall very very average.
ScnD361 - 20.10.2014 at 23:17  
Rating: 10 I love this album, love the central theme, love the songs, the vocal lines, the instruments, all is just perfect!

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