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VICTIMS OF THE MODERN AGE

Star One

 

Progressive Metal

3.68 | 158 ratings

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Starhammer
Prog Reviewer
4 stars It's Alive!

After an eight year gap comes the second outing from Arjen Lucassen's Star One side project. Reviewing the single disc standard edition.

The Good: This is a quality release and one of the surprise packages of 2010. I can't comment on the two disc special edition, but all the tracks found here are top notch with my favourite being Cassandra Complex. The lyrical themes reflect the spacey feel of the music, each song inspired by a different sci-fi film or TV show including A Clockwork Orange, 12 Monkeys, The Matrix and Planet of the Apes. With a total run time of just over 50 minutes this is a highly accessible and incredibly addictive album, and has a heavier, riff driven style when compared to Ayreon, but still contains the same signature multi-layered, dramatic synth work.

The Bad: Slightly lacking in sonic diversity.

The Verdict: Essential listening for fans of Ayreon, highly recommended to everyone else.

Starhammer | 4/5 |

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