Arjen Lucassen, is the Captain of Ayreon, he also has several other projects he does as well.
Star One is another one of those projects, and the first CD was very good but this CD is fantastic as well!
Victims of the Modern Age is one of the best progressive/space metal albums I have heard and is one of my favorite albums of all time as well.
The singers: Dan Swano(Edge of Sanity), Floor Jansen (After Forever), Damian Wilson (Threshold), and Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob).
All of these singers do a fantastic job on this album!
Dan - the heavy singer, with a low voice. He has incredible low screams as well.
Floor - Has a great range for female vocals and does a fantastic job.
Damian - Has a very clear voice and has a great range as well.
Russell - Has a very raspy voice and can sing like an angel as well.
Arjen, did a great job of the production on this album, it is probably my favorite guitar tone of all time.
Plus all the singers, instruments, and keys sound great. This album is super heavy with him rocking his Seven string Ibanez.
Ed Warby does a fantastic job drums, very heavy and precise.
Gary Werkhamp (Shadow Gallery, guitar solos) and Joost Broek (After Forever, keyboard soloist) do fantastic jobs with the solos. Very tasty, fast, and awesome!
Overall: This album just kicks major tail and the songs are fantastic! Plenty of Sci-Fi goodness.
For those who don't know: All these songs are based on Sci-Fi movies. Like the first album had songs about Alien 4, Star Wars, Dune, and Stargate.
Check this album out and I don't think you will be dissapointed. Human See, Human Do, and Earth That Was are the songs I recccomend checking out first.