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Victims of the Modern Age: Limited Import


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  • Audio CD (Nov. 9 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B004362E5Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Limited enhanced two CD edition includes bonus enhanced CD. 2010 release from the Dutch composer and musician best known for his work with Ayreon. Victims Of The Modern Age features vocal and musical assistance from a diverse range of artists including Sir Russell Allen, Damian Wilson, Dan Swan”, Ed Warby, Peter Vink, Joost Van Den Broek, Gary Wehrkamp, Tony Martin, Mike Andersson and Rodney Blaze. Inside Out.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I. Mitchell on Dec 16 2010
Format: Audio CD
This, the second album from Arjen Lucassen's Star One, features basically the same musicians as last time around, including vocals from Russel Allen (Symphony X), Damian Wilson (Threshold), Dan Swano and Floor Jansen (ReVamp, ex-After Forever). This time the songs are inspired by "dystopian" science fiction movies, including the Matrix, Escape From New York, Children of Men and Planet of the Apes.

Victims of the Modern Age is probably the heaviest album Lucassen has done so far, and I really like the guitar sound he uses. The songs tend to be more straightforward metal compared to the "proggier" stuff on his Ayreon albums. The vocal performances are very good, but at times they don't seem to be high enough in the mix for my liking. There aren't really any weak tracks on the album, but at the same time I don't think there are any real standouts or classics. Overall I think this album is better than the last 2 Lucassen projects (Ayreon's 01011001 and Guilt Machine), but maybe not quite up to the standards of his best work.

If you are able to get the special edition, it is worthwhile. The 5 extra tracks are not throwaways or demos - they're extra songs left off to keep the album at a reasonable length, mostly with different singers, and as good as the songs on the first CD.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Dystopian-influenced metal Dec 16 2010
By I. Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This, the second album from Arjen Lucassen's Star One, features basically the same musicians as last time around, including vocals from Russel Allen (Symphony X), Damian Wilson (Threshold), Dan Swano and Floor Jansen (ReVamp, ex-After Forever). This time the songs are inspired by "dystopian" science fiction movies, including the Matrix, Escape From New York, Children of Men and Planet of the Apes.

Victims of the Modern Age is probably the heaviest album Lucassen has done so far, and I really like the guitar sound he uses. The songs tend to be more straightforward metal compared to the "proggier" stuff on his Ayreon albums, but still have his "trademark" sound. The vocal performances are very good, but at times they don't seem to be high enough in the mix for my liking. There aren't really any weak tracks on the album, but at the same time I don't think there are any real standouts or classics. Overall I think this album is better than the last 2 Lucassen projects (Ayreon's 01011001 and Guilt Machine), but maybe not quite up to the standards of his best work.

If you are able to get the special edition, it is worthwhile. The 5 extra tracks are not throwaways or demos - they're extra songs left off to keep the album at a reasonable length, mostly with different singers, and as good as the songs on the first CD.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Star One just keeps getting better Feb. 20 2011
By Rodolfo S. Cordero - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I found this record to be even better than the last one. Heavier and overall better produced. Most songs are catchy and I couldn't find a single filler. Victim of Modern age brought to my mind a pretty clear image of "Orange Clockwork"; not to mention that the music is amazing.

The bonus disc has 2-3 great songs and 2-3 good ones. It feels more experimental, like a "bonus" disc should be. The "making of" video is pretty darn good. It'll give you a good idea of how the creation process is like. Mr Lucassen is genius and he doesn't seem to run out of ideas.

Get it while you can!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Nice Album, Is not the Digipack Version Aug. 21 2013
By JohnReich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The album, I rated as 4.5, because the Space Metal is better, now if you are looking for the Digipack Version this is not the one, this version is a double cd (special edition), and it is not the one from Inside Out Music, this is Under License from an Argentina Company called ICARUS.
So if you are looking for a really nice doble cd special edition, it will be a great album.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Another great Arjen Lucassen album Jan. 14 2013
By Rev D - Published on Amazon.com
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Heavier than Space Metal, and like all of his albums, a perfect example of great prog metal.
It isn't as long as most of his albums, but seeing as he usually spoils us with double-discs, that couldn't really be considered a shortcoming.
The star one is back and heavier!!! June 27 2014
By Leo Flamengo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Russel Allen, Floor Jansen and Damian Wilson are, along with Arjen Lucassen, the soul of star one project . This cd have a progressive introduction, as the first one, and a hole new songs, heavy, light and progressive, with very emotional vocals on those three singers. Worth the bucks for star one and Lucassen fans.

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