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Circus Maximus vocalist. Are you kiddin' me!

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by arnavut, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. AngraRULES

    AngraRULES Member

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    Mike kicked ass, period. He was without a doubt one of the best vocalists of the year, and whoever thinks his voice is that whiny, should get the ears checked.. lol!
     
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    A few more albums and this band can definitely be on top of the heap. The only complaints I've heard about their album is that the influences are too obvious. Well, it's the debut, that's usually the case. I think the next album is going to be unbelievable.

    As for the live performance, everything I wanted and more. Love his look, too, a bit unconventional.
     
  3. The Fiddler

    The Fiddler Just Do It.

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    My jaw dropped when I heard Michael during soundcheck. Amazing clarity and just so effortless. He's a big Roy Khan fan, so he listens to the best!

    VERY nice guy!!!
     
  4. Bear

    Bear Got Shred??

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    They were my favorite band along with Conception of the fest!!!Great guys too, very very cool!!! Michael is amazing

    BEar
     
  5. Bryant

    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    I have to agree with many here's opinion. The vocalist wasabsolutely effortless in his strong delivery. Along with DC Cooper and Queensryche girl, Jen, I thnk he was the best vocalist of the show (though I did miss Urban's Wednesday performance, so I don't know how that went.)
    As far as their poor interaction with the audience and overall lack of stage presence, I agree as well, but let's also remember this band isn't full of veteran performers. They will get better with time. In a few years, they could be a totally different band live.


    Bryant
     
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    just what was so poor about it??? maybe that is just how they are, composed and professional. in a few years i hope they are exactly the same band. i look at a band like manticora, whose stage antics were basically a comedy routine to me, although still good, just completely different. i felt as though CM interacted just fine with me...perhaps some just need to be visually stunned by music, rather than just listening sometimes...
     
  7. Barking Pumpkin

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    I didn't really like them, but I didn't think they had poor audience interaction at all. All nine of the bands I watched did great.

    If by audience interaction you mean talking in between songs, that was just them trying to get more songs done in a short amount of time. Besides me not liking the music, they put on a very energetic and professional performance, and I don't think the audience liked them any less because they didn't have breaks in between the songs.
     
  8. Zznwolet

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    So...what was their setlist? I doubt they had enough time to play the entire title track on The First Chapter.
     
  9. Barking Pumpkin

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    Nope, I was right in my guessing. :D

    They did everything but the title track and Biosfear.
     
  10. BobbyWilliamson

    BobbyWilliamson Keyboardist in Eumeria

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    Yep............Circus Maximus kicked MAXimum buttocks~! :)
     
  11. dargormudshark

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    I think they played great, I do think the audience interaction was a little low, it has nothing to do with acting crazy just to get the fans going a little more than they would already. I think Stride did a batter job in that dept., but both bands were awesome!!!
     
  12. guardian26

    guardian26 Mike the Cop

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    I am listening to their cd right now and I cannot believe how awesome they were. Into the fire we buurrrrrn.
     
  13. dargormudshark

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    I can't deny it, The feeling I have deep inside for YOUUUUUUU!!!

    yes i'm singing to you Mike :tickled:
     
  14. guardian26

    guardian26 Mike the Cop

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    YEssssss thanks bro.
     
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    i was also really into CM adding a few twists here and there with a couple tunes, little pauses and whatnots. sometimes when songs get to technical, the live feel is what ends up suffering. CM made damn sure that didnt happen.
     
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    Lobotomya will be banned from all forums on Ultimate Metal for offering bootleg material (on my own damn forum!!) once Deron wakes up in a few hours. If you know this person, he is one of the reasons I am banning digital cameras. Feel free to say hello.

    Glenn H.
     
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    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    I'm neither here to argue nor am I here to down CM. I was very pleased with their performance musically, but I simply thought they were a little stiff. I don't think you have to swing from a rope in a loin cloth like Ted Nugent to be entertaining. In fact, I don't think "antics" fit their style in the least. I just think they will be more loose and enjoy themselves on stage a little better next time around. A US debut is a little tough for some bands.


    Bryant
     
  18. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    I think it comes down to styles. For instance, had Symphorce's physical performance been what Circus Maximus' was, I probably would have been bored by Symphorce. However, with CM, there's enough going on within the music and through the stellar delivery of that music, that I was more than entertained by their performance.

    Zod
     
  19. Metaldrumz

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    Unbelievable performance IMO.

    I could give 2 shits about the stage presence. The vocals were dead on to the CD, and holy fuck how about them HARMONIES. Looks to me as if they rather focus on the music, than the stage antics. Sure both is great, but I could care less. I was so floored by how TIGHT they sounded, and how well they pulled those songs off live, I was totally into the music.

    On the other hand, I thought the bassist for Conception was a goofball with his over the top parading onstage. Nothing wrong with that though, as long as he was having fun, more power to him.
     
  20. Tomahawk

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    You obviously don't know anyone who's in a fraternity..

    He definitely did look different than most performers, but that's not quite how I would describe him.

    And I agree. Circus Maximus was awesome.
     

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