Star One

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Country Netherlands
Added By Mike
17 years ago
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2002-2010 Metal
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8.2 x3
Spacey Prog Power Metal
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9 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 6 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 19 studio tracks by Star One.
Track durations range from 1m 13s to 9m 46s, averaging at 5m 44s with a standard deviation of 2m 04s.
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Review by Time_Signature 10 years ago <Permalink>
Star One - Victims of the Modern Age 2010
7.5
Prog Power Metal
The album has been praised by critics, and, when it came out, there was quite a lot of hype surrounding it.

I can understand the praise this album has received, but I was never as hyped about it as so many other people were, and there were loads of other releases in 2010 that made a much bigger impact on me. I think there are three reasons why "Victims of a Modern Age" became so popular.

Firstly, Lucassen is involved, and that in itself may lead to some pretty high expectations from fans - expectations which were clearly met.

Secondly, the album some quite high profile artists on vocals - namely, Russell Allen, Damian Wilson, Floor Jansen, and Dan Swanö. That in itself is enough to attract some attention, and the combination of different vocal styles does work brilliantly.

Thirdly, there is the music itself, which may be heavier and less complex than what one might be used to from Lucassen's other projects. The music on "Victims of a Modern Age" is probably best described as progressive power metal with an emphasis on heavy and groovy guitar riffs and catchy melodies. The album also features organs and spacey 80s style keyboards, which - although they get a little too cheesy now and then - fit nicely in with the album's sci-fi oriented theme.

On the whole, this is definitely a fine work of progressive power metal, which will certainly appeal to Lucassen's fans in general as well as to fans of Ian Parry's Consortium Project.

(review originally posted at metalmusicarchives.com)
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Space Metal 2002
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