Circle Of Silence: Walk Through Hell-2022.

Circle Of Silence:Power Metal from Germany.

Discography:

Your Own StoryDemo2006 
The Supremacy of TimeDemo2008 
The Blackened HaloFull-length2011
One Moment of HateSingle2013 
The Rise of ResistanceFull-length2013
The Crimson ThroneFull-length2018
Walk Through HellFull-length2022

Members:

Tobias PfahlGuitars (2005-present)
Peter SuppingerDrums (2006-present)
Christian SommerfeldGuitars (2006-present)
Niklas KeimVocals (2006-present)
Heiko HärleBass (2022-present)

Past Members:

Björn Boehm (R.I.P. 2022)Bass (2005-2022)

One thought on “Circle Of Silence: Walk Through Hell-2022.

  1. thePowermetalLynx, June 2nd, 2022
    Written based on this version: 2022, Digital, Massacre Records

    I swear I did not made a beeline for this when I saw someone naming Mystic Prophecy as their influence… but no, actually, who am I kidding? I’m always biased when it comes to any German power metal and particularly those of the heavy-power variant. Make no mistakes, these German stalwarts certainly do not disappoint.

    My favorite element of heavy/thrash power will always be the aggressiveness. One can only ingest so much flowery shits in one sitting, but my love for balls-to-the-wall heavy metal has no end. And I remember reading somewhere that power metal is a subgenre that tries to find the balance between melody and aggression. That is especially true here. There’s nothing more adrenaline-inducing than those beefy riffs with their Mystic Prophecy energy. The gang-shouts brought out the mood smoothly and gets you singing along, especially on I Want More, and the solos are probably the slickest I’ve heard in a while. Triumph Over Tragedy has that acoustic intro which adds certain diversity to the album. It’s also a more melodic number of the release and reminds me of some of Firewind’s works. You might say they’re a bit formulatic, since the structure of brutal and aggressive verses followed by dynamic and soaring choruses with face-melting solos lasted throughout the album. Yet they held my attention most firmly and some of the melodies are just fucking brilliant, like the 6-min epicness of United.

    Praises goes out to the drummer Peter Suppinger. He manages magnificently all the tracks, all the speed and patterns. And he makes up most of what I usually considered as the ”punch” of the album. Like how that drum blasted alongside the chugging riffs on The Curse which induced the most Primal Fear feeling and is probably one of my favorite tracks here.

    And of course, one must not forget their Peavy Wagner sound-alike. Niklas Keim meets all that I required for this sort of banging heavy-power. He sounds gritty and ”angry” enough, but not without a melodic edge. As a fangirl of the likes of Chris Boltendahl and Andy B.Franck, I highly enjoyed this.

    Whenever I come to judge an album, I’d always made it a point to check out the band’s earlier works if they have any, and consistency always speaks for something. In the case of Circle of Silence, it’s obvious they’ve been playing solid heavy/thrash power under the same line-up for some ten years now. I mean, is this Circle of Silence? Yes. But this is also so many gaints of the genre like Primal Fear, Mystic Prophecy and so on. Am I impressed? Fuck yes.

    As an afterthought, there’s something entirely endearing about how the gigantic winged devil remained as a mascot on their album cover.

    Highlights:
    Prisoner Of Time
    United
    Triumph Over Tragedy
    The Curse
    God Is A Machine
    This Is War

    Originally written for MetalBite

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