Jet Circus
Jet Circus were formed in Sweden by two ex-Leviticus members, vocalist /guitarist Terry Haw and bassist Ez Gomer.

Step On It Jet Circus - Step On It (Wonderland) 1990

1. "Victory Dance" (3:30)
2. "Rockin' Horse" (3:43)
3. "Jet Blue" (3:18)
4. "Step On It" (5:15)
5. "Ghost Town" (4:09)
6. "Break this Jail" (5:40)
7. "Be Bop A Lula" (2:44)
8. "Train" (4:07)
9. "Run" (4:39)
10. "Dress in White" (4:14)

Jet Circus are made up of two former members of Leviticus, but sound nothing like their former band. Jet Circus are heavy metal but they experiment with other styles of music as well. The worst of which is album opener "Victory Dance" which is a rap-infested metal song. Fortunately it is the only one! The rest of the album is excellent. "Be Bop A Lula" is a cover of the oldies song, actually I forget who wrote that song. Favorite songs are "Step On It" with it's cool groove, "Train" and "Dress in White." Unfortunately, this is the only album this duo ever put out. "Step On It" is very hard to find these days, but I bought it as a new release.

Look At Death Now... Jet Circus - Look At Death Now (Hypersonic) 2005

1. "One Dime Scape Goat" (3:48)
2. "Man Ruler" 3:52)
3. "Godless Happiness" (4:26)
4. "Look At Death Now" (2:43)
5. "Lizzard Love" (4:26)
6. "The Way You Bless Me" (4:36)
7. "Shooting Star" (4:10)
8. "Skull of the Poet" (3:24)
9. "Fears Of Tomorrow" (3:48)

A lot of metalheads didn't like the Jet Circus debut because it wasn't a carbon copy of everything else that was out there at the time. Jet Circus knew how to write a good commercial hook but they also were not afraid to experiment a bit. The band had a unique sound. Unfortunately the one rap/rock song on that CD also got the band labeled something they were not. Either way, I always liked "Step On It". Many times over the years as I was listening to a CD I thought to myself, "you know, God loves the bass guitar." If you are not familiar with the band I am sure you won't understand that comment. In a nutshell this new album comes to us over a decade after band's debut. "Look At Death Now" is enough like the band's debut to sound like the same band, but different enough to be enjoyable to those that didn't care for the debut. There are no rap songs on here either. This is a fun, solid and hard rockin' CD. The music on this disc is surprisingly heavy and is a combination of crunchy guitar riffs, funky, gritty bass lines, a bit of groove and a ton of attitude. Ez Goméz also rips out some excellent leads, which is something sorely missed in some modern music. There are some mellower moments on this disc as well. "The Way You Bless Me" and album closer "Fear of Tomorrow" are both ballads featuring orchestration. I personally find neither of these songs to be cheesy, as some ballads tend to be. I actually enjoy these two songs as much as the heavy material. The more I listen to this the more I think I like this one better than the debut. Even the productions is bigger and fatter. Guests include Mikkey Dee (Motorhead) and Stefan Elmgren (Hammerfall). I haven't delved into the lyrics enough to know how they fair, but from what I can tell, Ez Gomer is still flyin' high a banner for his faith in Jesus Christ.

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