Machine Men
Circus of Fools
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: February 19th 2007

Are you looking for thrills? Are you looking for intense emotions? Are you looking for metal? Welcome to the ‘Circus of Fools’.


Machine Men has delivered quality metal ever since their self titled debut EP from 2002, and they have performed at prestigious festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Earthshaker, Graspop and Sauna Open Air. The single ‘Falling’ taken from the 2005 release ‘Elegies’ even made it into the top five on the official Finnish charts.


Machine Men continues to deliver a kick ass mixture of Nocturnal Rites and Iron Maiden, the album are packed with strong arrangements and great melodies. On the song “Tyrannize” the resemblance between vocalist Antony and Bruce Dickinson is stunning, I’m pretty sure that Dickinson would have been proud if he had delivered the same performance.


There are several special guests on ‘Circus of Fools’ such as Tommi Salmela (Tarot), Marko Heitala (Nightwish) and Keijo Niinimaa (Rotten Sound). The album is recorded at the Fantom Studio and mixed by Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studios and the sound is powerful and brilliant.


Recommended tracks: “Tyrannize”, “The Shadow Gallery” & “The Cardinal Point”.

Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI
Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev
Date: March 20th 2007