Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter


8.6 | 209 votes |
Release date: 6 June 2005
Style: Progressive metal

Owners:

213 have it
23 want it
1 trades it


01. Sin
02. Alive
03. Glory Of The Empire
04. Biosfear
05. Silence From Angels Above
06. Why Am I Here
07. The Prophecy
08. The 1st Chapter
09. Haunted Dreams [Europe bonus]
10. Imperial Destruction [USA bonus]

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DreamWeaver
Rating:
10
Circus Maximus is a progressive metal band formed by the Haugen brothers, who appear on guitar (Mats) and Drums (Trus), Mats' old school buddy Glen Moller on bass, Michael and the mastermind Espen Storo on keyboards. They're from Norway, who has given us great progressive bands like Ark and Pagan's Mind, for example.

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published 16.10.2005 | Comments (11)

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04.01.2011 - 08:40
Rating: 10
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba

Posts: 389
From: Iran

It's fucking awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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24.03.2011 - 18:05
Rating: 9
Heka69

Posts: 120
From: Finland

"Glory of the Empire" is good and "Sin" is awesome, but the rest are kinda lame. Good album, tho.
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24.03.2011 - 18:08
JohnDoe
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Written by Heka69 on 24.03.2011 at 18:05

"Glory of the Empire" is good and "Sin" is awesome, but the rest are kinda lame. Good album, tho.


why do you rate it an 8 if it's lame? 8 means "very good"; 7 means "good".

I love this album, one of the best progressive metal albums out there.
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24.03.2011 - 20:37
Rating: 9
Heka69

Posts: 120
From: Finland

Written by Guest on 24.03.2011 at 18:08
why do you rate it an 8 if it's lame? 8 means "very good"; 7 means "good".


OK, lame ain't the right word. Lemme say "not as memorable as Sin and GOTE". Still, nothing wrong with them, very enjoyable album. But seeing that this bugs you, I'll lower it to 7.
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24.03.2011 - 20:40
JohnDoe
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Written by Heka69 on 24.03.2011 at 20:37

Written by Guest on 24.03.2011 at 18:08
why do you rate it an 8 if it's lame? 8 means "very good"; 7 means "good".


OK, lame ain't the right word. Lemme say "not as memorable as Sin and GOTE". Still, nothing wrong with them, very enjoyable album. But seeing that this bugs you, I'll lower it to 7.


It does not bug me, but seeing a high rating (because 8 is a high one) associated with a negative connotation like "lame" does not make much sense.
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15.12.2011 - 03:07
renai

Posts: 154
From: Singapore

Hey.... dream theater copied thier album cover/?
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15.12.2011 - 03:10
Troy Killjoy
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Posts: 18929
From: Canada

Written by renai on 15.12.2011 at 03:07
Hey.... dream theater copied thier album cover/?

Maybe they were just paying homage to a superior band.
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20.12.2011 - 14:34
Mountain King
K i K o

Posts: 558
From: Slovak Republic

Written by renai on 15.12.2011 at 03:07

Hey.... dream theater copied thier album cover/?

U gotta be right. It's more than just a coincidence...
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21.12.2011 - 13:13
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More

Posts: 4721
From: Hong Kong

Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.12.2011 at 03:10

Written by renai on 15.12.2011 at 03:07
Hey.... dream theater copied thier album cover/?

Maybe they were just paying homage to a superior band.
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22.12.2011 - 02:46
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 4419
From: USA

Like it...not as much as Isolate
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16.03.2013 - 19:08
Rating: 8
Doge of Venice

Posts: 360
From: UK

Their best album, in my opinion. I would probably pin it down to the different keyboardist. I much prefer the style of keyboards in this album than in the more recent two. Glory of the Empire is their best song by a mile. The atmosphere, the grandiose strings (ok, keyboard strings), the imperious guitar work; It just helps paint an awesome picture, that fit the lyrics perfectly. 'Tis fantastic.
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04.11.2013 - 01:41
Rating: 10
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief

Posts: 525
From: Egypt

Maaaaaaaasterpiece!!!!!!
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07.04.2014 - 13:45
Dr. Strawberry

Posts: 667


Are they RUSH's fans ?
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05.07.2014 - 13:03
Darth Mitchell
Mitchell

Posts: 84
From: The Netherlands

Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.12.2011 at 03:10

Written by renai on 15.12.2011 at 03:07
Hey.... dream theater copied thier album cover/?

Maybe they were just paying homage to a superior band.


Circus Maximus copied the sound of Dream Theater, so DT copied the unicycle guy from CM
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23.07.2014 - 22:40
Rating: 9
Dangerboner
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Posts: 7233
From: USA

Can someone recommend me more bands that sound like this? Besides Dream Theater and Symphony X, of course.
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23.07.2014 - 23:56
Rating: 9
fandango68

Posts: 145
From: UK

Written by Dangerboner on 23.07.2014 at 22:40

Can someone recommend me more bands that sound like this? Besides Dream Theater and Symphony X, of course.


Anubis Gate, Pagan's Mind, Andromeda, Darkwater, Seventh Wonder, Mind's Eye and Beyond Twilight would be good places to start... you might also like A.C.T, although they are eclectic rock rather than metal.
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23.07.2014 - 23:57
Rating: 9
Dangerboner
:D

Posts: 7233
From: USA

Written by fandango68 on 23.07.2014 at 23:56

Written by Dangerboner on 23.07.2014 at 22:40

Can someone recommend me more bands that sound like this? Besides Dream Theater and Symphony X, of course.


Anubis Gate, Pagan's Mind, Andromeda, Darkwater, Seventh Wonder, Mind's Eye and Beyond Twilight would be good places to start... you might also like A.C.T, although they are eclectic rock rather than metal.

I'll do my best to look into these bands. Thanks!
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04.12.2016 - 11:07
Rating: 10
Morteza K.

Posts: 26
From: Iran

A true masterpiece
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