Artist/ Band: Kaos Moon
Title: The Circle of Madness
Label: Unicorn Records
Year of Release: 2004
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The Review:

Once upon a time, there was a Canadian band called Kaos Moon. They’re music was said to be a cross between Saga and Queensryche. In 1995, they released their debut cd which was called After The Storm. It got critical praise from various publications but then the band disappeared.

Years later, most of the band regrouped and went on to record the second Kaos Moon cd. In late 2004, Unicorn Records released Kaos Moon’s Circle of Madness. The afore mentioned comparisons to Saga and Queensryche have changed to a more melodic symphonic prog-pop direction with IQ (vocals/keyboards) and Camel(guitars) influences. Since I have yet to hear the first Kaos Moon cd, I can’t comment on the differences other than the fact that Circle of Madness has grown to be a popular favorite of mine. With catchy hooks and melodies, the songs stay with you even after the CD is over. You find yourself drawn back to replaying the CD again and again.

Favorite racks are the opener, Eternal Light Avenue and the ending title track The Circle of Madness. The one song that I could do without or edit is Presidency. The spoken word part of the song wasn’t to my liking and disrupted the flow of the music. Other than that, I’d recommend this CD to those that enjoy melodic prog rock with pop leaning.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on February 8th, 2005


1. Eternal Light Avenue
2. Say To Me
3. Crawl
4. The Waves
5. The Wall of Silience
7. Presidency
8. The Circle of Madness

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