Progressive Metal from Germany almost always leaves a negative feeling in the mouth. And that is something which neither the bands nor the musicians deserve. RED CIRCUIT from the Mainz/Wiesbaden area are anything but copycats sailing in the airstream of the likes of DREAM THEATER and Co. hoping to take advantage of their fame. Behind the name RED CIRCUIT there are musicians with many years of experience, putting their own musical visions into practise and displaying a creativity which, to put it bluntly, simply blows you away. Their second album, "Homeland" shows the quintett earthier, more explosive and more riff-oriented than on its predecessor which was more a mixture of multi-layered rhythms, deeply melodic vocals, atmospheric surroundings and clearly more electronic frivolity. The debut album "Trance State" from 2006 convinced fans and critiques alike and formed a solid base for the band's second album, "Homeland", which clears away any remaining doubts: RED CIRCUIT is a musically creative monster, serving up a magical blend of progressive rock elements and high quality power metal.