Wooden Circus is a very fine pop/hard rock band that has delivered a well thought out and finely executed debut album. There are traces of heavy metal here, but the multi-dimensional acoustic/electric guitars and the songwriting and singing of Paul Kenny definitely take Wooden Circus out of any melodic-metal pigeonhole. There is a definite psychedelic bent on a lot of the material, and songs such as "Solution" and "Lemon Drop" have a wonderful Cream/Procol Harum feel. The general vibe of the record is quite similar to the Masters of Reality, Cream drummer Ginger Baker's fine early-'90s project. To drive that home, Wooden Circus does a great cover of the Cream classic "Tales of Brave Ulysses." "Train Cars" is an infectious and swinging track, and could easily be a pick for radio play. There's a fun spirit to the whole affair, and Wooden Circus is a project that has been delivered to the public full-grown. The awesome fact is that the group will only get better.
AllMusic Review by Matthew Greenwald