The Thirteenth Sun – Stardust

Rating: 4/5
Distributor/label: Aural Music
Released: 2017
Buy Album [URL]: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheThirteenthSun/

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Band line-up:

Barna Radu Liviu – Vocals / Guitar
Muntean Marius – Keys / Synths / Soundscapes / Backing Vocal
Marius Licu – Guitar
Alecu – Bass
Septimiu Harsan – Drums

Tracklisting:

1. Universus
2. Pathways
3. Planes of Creations
4. Universe is Burning
5. Melting Skies
6. The Fabric of Time
7. Glowing Sun

Review:

This Romanian band who came into being in 2011, has just released their debut album of progressive rock mixed with metal. The album will take you on a trip to the stars and beyond, just listen……..

The songs can go from sounding like a 70s  prog band and then all of a sudden, the metal kicks in and it’s a bit jarring, but somehow it works together. You get light, lilting music that would sound great late at night in the dark on headphones, but then a bit of evil sneaks in to harsh your bake and bring a bit of reality back into your life. The death metal cookie monster vocals have never done anything for me, but everything else really hit a home-run for me. The band is tight, has a fun playing style and really can rock out, as well as mellow out when needed. At times this album blows me away,

If you have a desire to hear a great album, this is close, one that will grab you and give you what you want!

Review by Rick Ecker
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