Circle Of Silence

The Crimson Throne

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Release Date:
27th April 2018
Record Label:
Massacre Records
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After five years of silence Circle Of Silence releases their third album. The band plays German power metal, not the cheesy version of Freedom Call, but more in the Mystic Prophecy style. Heavy riffs, rather fast songs, enough melody and a vocalist with a little raw edged voice. On top of that a lot of gang shouting refrains and thrashy riffs.

The vocals do remind me a lot of Brainstorm shouter Andy B. Franck, but Nick Keim isn’t that good yet. Listen for example to the title track and I’m sure you will agree with me that also musically the band does sound a lot like Brainstorm. Which is in my opinion a compliment, because Brainstorm is one of the best German power metal bands. In several tracks the guitars have melodic Iron Maiden sounding parts, like in ‘Lionheart’. Another track I have to mention is ‘Possesed By Fire’ with elements and riffs reminding me of Iced Earth. In general the tempos of the songs are high, but every now and then there are some slower parts for the necesarry variety.

My final judgement is that Circle Of Silence did not invent another wheel, but does treat us with heavy sounding German power metal that will certainly find approval by the Brainstorm and Mystic Prophecy fans.


01. Conquer The Throne
02. Race To The Sky
03. Destroyers Of The Earth
04. The Chosen One
05. Lionheart
06. The Crimson Throne
07. Into The Fire
08. A Kingdom Divine
09. Endgame
10. Possessed By Fire
11. Wild Eyes

Playing Time: 42:40

Nick Keim - Vocals
Christian Sommerfeld - Guitar
Tobias Pfahl - Guitar
Björn Boehm - Bass
Peter Suppinger - Drums

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 383 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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