As of late, famous Prog Rock bands are harvesting a new success from the refreshing albums they are releasing. Prog Rockers FLYING CIRCUS are certainly getting advantage of this revival of the Prog Rock scene. With “Pomp”, they are offering the listener a true tribute to bands like PORCUPINE THREE and ARENA, with the soft, warm and emotional voice of Michael Dorp, surrounded by a music that ventures safely over the edge of Prog Rock and Prog Metal, with some interesting intense parts that are mixed efficiently with some more soft and dramatic interludes.
Although the band doesn’t have a record deal yet, it doesn’t reduce their sound at all. The album is well produced and balanced and deserves to be listened to at high volume, to be able to fairly catch all the subtleties of their music.
Watch this band in the near future, they surely will be amongst the greatest of this style. (Online June 4, 2005)