Isolate (Circus Maximus album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 7, 2007
RecordedJanuary 2007 - April 2007 at CM Studios, Moving Studios and Noisegate Studios
GenreProgressive metal
ProducerCircus Maximus
Circus Maximus chronology
The 1st Chapter
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Metal Storm(8.4/10) link
Blabbermouth8.5/10 stars link
Lords of Metal(90/100)[1]

Isolate is the second full-length studio album by the Norwegian progressive metal band Circus Maximus. The album was released on October 24, 2007 in Japan, August, 2007 in Europe and September 4, 2007 in the US.[2]

The cover-art for the album as well as a sample track containing an excerpt from the song "Wither", was released by the band on May 29, 2007 on the official Circus Maximus website. Like its former album, Isolate contains the same number of tracks (with the bonus tracks) and also track 4 is an Instrumental ("Biosfear" on The 1st Chapter and "Sane No More" on Isolate).

Isolate is also the first album to feature new keyboardist Lasse Finbråten after Espen Storø's departure at the end of recording of The 1st Chapter. Lasse Finbråten added more keyboard/synthesizer sounds to the album in both soloing and overall use. This is different from the previous album as Espen Storø's sound centered on the use of the piano.

The album entered the Norwegian national charts at number 70 in August, 2007.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics by Circus Maximus.

1."A Darkened Mind"5:33
4."Sane No More" (Instrumental)3:55
5."Arrival of Love"4:10
7."Mouth of Madness
  • I. Alone
  • II. The Dream
  • III. The Initiation
  • IV. The Secret
  • V. The Conflict
  • VI. The Awakening"
8."From Childhood's Hour..."4:28
9."Ultimate Sacrifice"9:17
10."Silence" (Japanese bonus track)6:14



  • Produced by Circus Maximus
  • Mixed and mastered by Tommy Hansen (Jailhouse Studios)
  • Artwork and layout by Mattias Norèn (Progart Media)
  • Logo by Anja Sofie Haugen


  1. ^ Circus Maximus - Isolate | |accessdate=2015-07-04
  2. ^ Official website album facts, Production info
  3. ^ CIRCUS MAXIMUS | Unique, Detailed Biography | MusicMight

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