Leverage - Circus Colossus

8.3 | 42 votes |
Release date: 4 November 2009
Style: Symphonic power metal, Progressive heavy metal


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Leverage had already released two great melodic metal albums before hitting the jackpot. On their third album called Circus Colossus it seems like the band took a huge leap forward and maybe this successful album will open new doors to them too.

Well why was it so successful? First of all the band performs just great. Especially the vocalist Pekka Heino who manages to amaze from the very first moment his voice is heard on the album. The band has also improved their songwriting a bit and the album doesn't have even one worthless song on it. There are a lot more keyboards than on their previous release Blind Fire but also some new symphonic elements have been added. I think that the symphonic sound fits the overall style of Circus Colossus very well and isn't overused at all. Solos and vocal parts are well balanced and one cannot complain a bit about the quality of either one.

published 04.04.2010 | Comments (2)

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The idea behind Circus Colossus was sounding big and serious. Not that the band wasn't serious before, but there was always that "underground, little band"-charm to them that they're very eager to get rid of. They want to get into the big game with the top dogs, but not by becoming radio friendly, and they're pretty much playing their cards right at this point.

published 28.02.2011 | Comments (5)

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