I didn't expect A.C.T
to take the title of their 2006 album so serious; "Silence". But they have
indeed been very quite for almost 8 years. In case you somehow has missed out on
them before, I will try to explain what to expect: expect the unexpected!
They do not fit into any
box, the multi-facetted music has influences from all over the specter: rock,
pop, variety shows, cabaret and on this new album even some metal. The
foundation is and has always been progressive rock with an eye for a strong
melody. Their songs are intricate, playful and complex without ever drifting
into pure show-off. Even though they infuse their melodic masterpieces with so
many elements and still manage to hold the listeners attention. "Circus
Pandemonium" is by the way a concept album and the
story takes place at a circus around the turn of the twentieth century, so
elements from that sound
universe have also been incorporated in the sound.
This is in my humble opinion
their to date best, most complex and heaviest album; their opus magnum.
Another masterpiece from these Swedish magicians
and an album I have been playing over and over and over... and I absolutely love