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Jupiter Society


Progressive Metal

3.53 | 30 ratings

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4 stars A pretty nice debut as far as space opera metal is concerned from Carptree man Carl Westholm and his metal friends here.

Slow metallic crunches is the backbone in these tunes - which I guess is courtesy of Edling from Candlemass. Loads of layered synths and vocals are placed on top and allowed to dominate this album, with spacey rhythmic sounds accompanying the at times basic and at times quirky drum patterns.

The vocals are the driving and main feature of this release, intense, powerful and emotional with raw edges to them; synths and keyboards adding textures above mostly staccato and repetitive guitar patterns. Basically this comes across as a stripped down, heavier and slower version of Ayreon or Space One - with vocals given the dominant role.

A great release if you really enjoy the vocal performance, but an average of you don't like them or care too much for vocals in general.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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