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Release date: 1 June 2012
Style: Progressive metal


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01. Forging
02. Architect Of Fortune
03. Namaste
04. Game Of Life
05. Reach Within
06. I Am
07. Used
08. The One
09. Burn After Reading
10. Last Goodbye

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So after a few years of waiting, the Norwegian masters of progressive metal finally decided that we are worthy of another album. At least 2012 seems to finally bring an end to some long years of waiting for some albums that were eagerly expected. Unlike their previous two releases, the third album by Circus Maximus is labeled Nine for some mysterious reason unknown to me.

published 30.12.2012 | Comments (4)

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Wes - 14.04.2013 at 08:31  
Rating: 10
Written by Milena on 21.06.2012 at 08:58

Written by Stabby on 21.06.2012 at 08:56's what could have been that's the letdown.

If I had a penny for each time those words came out of my mouth...
Man, being a metal fan is fuckin' painful, you know what I mean?

Milena.. ;__ ;
Daggon - 16.05.2013 at 08:27  
Rating: 5 Gotta say that after enjoying both of their first albums, this one is a huge letdown to my ears, it's too bland, too "safe", seems like they wanted to appeal to a higher audience instead of having the balls to make something Progressive. The worst part is that judging by the type of music, seems like they'll only get softer and softer...
R Lewis - 15.08.2013 at 20:16  
Rating: 9 Strange. I consider this one far better than their previous works.
Arcanewind - 10.01.2016 at 17:04  
  This is one of my favorite prog metal albums and one I listen to most frequently. It sits nicely between too easy on the ears and too proggy (showing off techincality, rather than songwriting skills). This might actually be the best CM album for me.
CakeTrolley - 05.04.2016 at 22:55  
Rating: 9 Disappointing at first but after many years and countless listens that has changed. NINE is possibly CIrcus Maximus best album and that says a lot, Mats Haugens guitar work is extremely impressive!
Mountain King - 03.09.2016 at 16:41  
  Architect Of Fortune, one of the best songs in the genre and my favorite CM song...but Isolate still wins over this one. I prefer the sinister, darker side with a bit of power metal music and vocals in the mix which was on Isolate...

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