Although being Mourning Beloveth's weakest record, A Murderous Circus still retains that melodic touch that has become a signature for the band. However, the songs have been dragged out a fair bit when compared to their other albums, and does leave the impression that A Murderous Circus is needlessly bloated. Frank Brennan's clean vocals are quite varied, to the extent that it just feels like he's trying to be different. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but it was good to see that he refined himself further for his vocal performance on A Disease for the Ages. Moore's gutturals, as per usual, are fantastic. A Murderous Circus represents perhaps a lag in Mourning Beloveth's stellar career, but this is not to say it is a bad album. Nevertheless, this should be the last one you pick up.