ARTIST:

LABYRINTH

(ITALY)
TITLE:

WELCOME TO THE ABSURD CIRCUS

(2021)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC METAL

TAGS:
High-pitched vocals, Old School, Technical
"Showcasing catchy melodies and technique in the great Italian tradition of the genre, "Welcome To The Absurd Circus" offers a solid progressive metal album."
NOISE (12.03.2021)  
4/5
(0) opinions from our readers (0) comment(s)

For more than 25 years, Labyrinth has traced its path with valour. There were ups in the beginning of their career in a progressive metal vein coming from the Italian scene in the line of DGM or Secret Sphere but also downs in the middle of the 2000s. But since its reformation in 2016 and the release of "Architecture Of God", the band has found stability with a renewed line-up around Andrea Cantarelli and Roberto Tiranti. The following is "Welcome To The Absurd Circus", ninth album in the form of a tragic report on a world in perdition facing the crises it must face. It allows to find a classic progressive metal. Labyrinth knows its job with a good capacity to mix ambiences between catchy melodies and striking power.

Labyrinth essentially offers a cocktail of Italian style progressive metal, with all the known ingredients: melodic and powerful vocals, technique perfectly in place on the riffs and the keyboard and good catchy choruses. Added to this are good breaks and changes of rhythm for a result of goldsmith pleasant to listen to that will delight the lovers of beautiful melodies. 

But Labyrinth also offers some softer moments. 'A Reason To Survive' is a beautiful melancholic power ballad carried by an excellent and very pure vocal and a highlighted keyboard. More energetic, 'As Long As It Lasts' and 'Sleepwalker' show depth with a melodic strength worthy of the early Symphony X and a technique at the service of the music. The only downside comes from the cover of the classic 'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes' strangely placed in the middle of the album. The result is correct but does not bring much and would have been better as a bonus.

"Welcome To The Absurd Circus" is a solid album of classy progressive metal. Of course Labyrinth doesn't revolutionize the genre but it's a nice band who knows how to be interesting and whose qualities we appreciate.


More informations on https://www.facebook.com/labyrinthitaly/





TRACK LISTING:
01. The Absurd Circus
02. Live Today
03. One More Last Chance
04. As Long As It Last
05. Den Of Snakes
06. Word’s Minefield
07. The Unexpected
08. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
09. Sleepwalker
10. A Reason To Survive
11. Finally Free

LINEUP:
Andrea Cantarelli : Guitares
Matt Peruzzi: Batterie
Nik Mazzucconi: Basse
Olaf Thorsen: Guitares
Oleg Smirnoff: Claviers
Roberto Tiranti: Chant
   
(0) OPINION(S) FROM OUR READERS    
Top of the page
   
(0) COMMENT(S)    
 
 
Top of the page
READERS
-/5 (0 view(s))
STAFF:
4/5 (2 view(s))
MY RATING
 
LAST NEWS
LABYRINTH: Welcome To The Absurd Circus
 
OTHER REVIEWS
ALICE COOPER: Detroit Stories (2021)
HARD ROCK - Alice Cooper revisits his own mythology through his hometown. Despite some length, the album is a nice tribute to the Coop's sound.
ZZ TOP: Antenna (1994)
HARD ROCK - "Antenna" allows ZZ Top to move away from his cyber-boogie triplet and return to his roots by striking a nice balance between these two periods.
 
STREAMING
 
 
F.A.Q. / You found a bug / Terms Of Use
Music Waves - Rock (Progressive, Alternative...), Hard Rock (AOR, Melodic,...) & Metal (heavy, progressive, melodic, ...) Media
Reviews, News, Interviews, Advices, Promotion, Releases, Concerts
© Music Waves | 2003 - 2021