The Silent Circus

Between the Buried and Me - The Silent Circus
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2003 Ratings: #245
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For metalcore, The Silent Circus doesn't necessary separate itself too much from the standard especially during the early 2000's, but with the incorporation of progressive metal and more emphasis on technical display which makes Between The Buried and Me's second studio album stand out a bit more than their debut, it comes off chaotic, heavy and aggressive and filled with energy and although it doesn't stand out above other acts during its time, they managed to make the sound super enjoyable ... read more


BTBAM show themselves to have the potential for pretty decent staying power with The Silent Circus.

The first two tracks are sisters, meant to be listened to one after the other, and they serve as a huge epic proggy metal track. Nothing absolutely legendary here, but powerful enough to recreate the feeling it intends for. Camilla Rhodes is a metal powerhouse for sure, although hidden behind rusty quality. Mordecai is a mind boggling face melter at first, but near the end, that cringe singing ... read more


oh my GOD. This is easily one of the best tech death albums ever. The production is great (compared to other albums of the time), the breakdowns are absolutely insane, and the screams and singing are some of Tommy’s best. I love how many of the tracks tie together to create a cohesive storyline that is both interesting and satisfying to listen to. Plus, there’s an acoustic song on here, and I love acoustic ballads in metal albums.

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Track List

  1. Lost Perfection: Coulrophobia
  2. Lost Perfection: Anablephobia
  3. Camilla Rhodes
  4. Mordecai
  5. Reaction
  6. (Shevanel, Take 2)
  7. Ad a Dglgmut
  8. Destructo Spin
  9. Aesthetic
  10. The Need for Repetition

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Added on: March 18, 2015