Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter (2005)
The 1st Chapter is the debut album by the Norwegian progressive metal band, Circus Maximus. The 1st Chapter was released on June 7, 2005 in the United States and on May 14, 2005 in Norway. The on-going theme of The 1st Chapter is about "the journey" to salvation expressed through the lyrics. Musically, it sports a circus-like theme (that actually can be heard) playing throughout the album.
The lyrics to the song "Glory of the Empire" refer heavily to the 2000 film, Gladiator.
The 1st Chapter contains (as of 2009), the longest running Circus Maximus song with "The 1st Chapter" running for 19 minutes and 7 seconds.
1.Sin – 5:53
2.Alive – 5:38
3.Glory of the Empire – 10:27
4.Biosfear(Instrumental) – 5:22
5.Silence from Angels Above – 4:07
6.Why Am I Here – 6:05
7.The Prophecy – 6:44
8.The 1st Chapter – 19:07
9.Haunted Dreams (Bonus track ed.europea) – 7:12
9.Imperial Destruction (Bonus ed.americana) – 6:45
Michael Eriksen – vocals
Mats Haugen – guitars
Truls Haugen – drums, backing vocals
Glen Cato Møllen – bass guitar
Espen Storø – keyboards
Produced by Circus Maximus
Mixed and mastered by Tommy Hansen (Jailhouse Studios)
Artwork by Mattias Norèn (Progart Media)
Layout and logo by Claus Jensen (Intromental Design) Disponible sólo a los usuarios