Reviews



Croatian Metal and Rock (Croatia) (8/10)

“Spojevi mnoštva glazbenih stilova u čvrsti progressive i heavy metal zvuk dobili su svoje mjesto na albumu ''Ruins Of Mankind'' čija glazbena složenost ne može ostaviti ravnodušnim niti jednog ljubitelja progresivne glazbe.”

Original article on http://www.cmar-net.org/forum//viewtopic.php?t=62727


Metal Serbia (Serbia) (4,5/5)

“Atmosfera celog albuma bi se mogla opisati kao dramatična, sa puno stvari koje se dešavaju, rifovima koji se brzo smenjuju, prekidima i promenama ritma. Posebno mi se sviđa balada koja zatvara album (What would life be?) jer svečano zaokružuje tegobnu priču o nesigurnosti i strahu u modernom svetu o kojoj govori ovaj album. Burning Circle zaključuje izdanje umereno optimističkim tonom i ovom pesmom poručuje da ljudsko postojanje na ovoj planeti još ima poente i da sva nada nije izgubljena.”

Original article on http://metalserbia.com/recenzije/burning-circle-ruins-of-mankind-2012


Metal Storm (Estonia) (8.5/10)

I already mentioned prog, heavy/power, and symphonic elements - what else is there? The band adds an unexpected dark twist with tasteful growls and menacing riffs, and also surprisingly funky bits and pieces (taking over the entire, ridiculously danceable bonus track "Murphy's Law"). Luckily, not only the composing versatility is here, but also the versatility in playing - a crazy chase of riffs and guitar solos, a keyboardist bringing the piano goods, juicy drum beats and that strong, prog bass (think Thomas Miller or even John Myung) will get your groove on. Your fear is that I'll now mention the vocalist unfortunately sucks? Hell no. Aleksandar somehow manages to sound like an inherently evil twin of both Russell Allen and Matt Barlow in the same time, but that only fills in for a part of the description - you'll just have to hear him for yourself. He also has a formidable narrative ability, which becomes evident when you're sucked into the band's storytelling epic "Ghosts Crying".

Original article on http://www.metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=10844