Circus Maximus is the leading progmetal band in Norway today, a country that has given us fine progmetal bands like Ark, Pagan´s Mind and Conception to name a few.
Circus Maximus has released 4 studio albums and clearly gone from strength to strength with each release, their journey started 11 years ago and as a testament and a first musical chapter, the band recorded their first live album Havoc in Oslo at the Rockefeller Club in February, 2016.
Circus Maximus are very melodic and prove with this live recording, that they´re not a studio product but indeed a tight and great band on stage as well.
Their latest two albums "Nine" (2012) and "Havoc" (2016) are dear to the band which shows on this setlist since 12 of 15 tracks are taken from both albums, with just one song "Sin" from the debut "1st chapter" (2005) and two songs taken from the second album "Isolate" (2007).
Live albums can be predictable and boring, you have to go back to the 70´s and 80´s to find live albums that meant something but I´m glad to say that "Havoc in Oslo" is not one of those boring modern live recordings.
The sound quality is crystal clear and the band is on fire, they truly captured an enchanted evening.