Space Metal

InsideOut Music
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Lift-Off 1:13 19,474
2 Set Your Controls 6:01 23,885
3 High Moon 5:36 21,919
4 Songs of the Ocean 5:23 20,652
5 Master of Darkness 5:14 19,916
6 The Eye of Ra 9:16 18,177
7 Sandrider 5:31 17,360
8 Perfect Survivor 4:46 16,915
9 Intergalactic Space Crusaders 5:22 20,207
10 Starchild 9:05 17,046

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✪ Star One — Space Metal ✪

Space Metal is an album by Star One released on the recording label Inside Out in 2002. It was issued in two versions. The standard version containing just one CD and a limited edition version with more elaborate packaging and both CDs. The album mixes and , and many of the songs are linked conceptually by having cult science fiction movies or TV series as their subjects (see ‘Trivia’).
The album features a guest vocal performance by Dave Brock of Hawkwind on the track ‘Hawkwind Medley’. Also released a DVD featuring various Star One and Ayreon songs being performed live.

(Edited by paranoideo)

Star One is the project from Arjen Anthony Lucassen (the man who almost single-handedly is Aryeon). Lucassen seems to like to assemble groups of musicians to record his works under various band names. Such is the case with this project. The group here has cut loose with their first project, entitled Space Metal. With a title like that, one might expect to hear a more hard-edged version of the space rock sounds of bands like Hawkwind. That is not, however, the case. Instead, Lucassen and his cohorts (Ed Warby, Sir Russel Allen, Damian Wilson, Dan Swano, Floor Jansen, and various guests) make music that is more like a cross between Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Deep Purple. Of course, the neo-symphonic modes for which Lucassen seems to have such a fondness also appear. The result is an intriguing combo that seems a bit contrived and sterile at times, but certainly should please fans of the prog metal genre.


Russell Allen - Vocals
Andrea Beckers - Photography

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  • lagginswag


    31 Oct 2010 Reply
  • maxson924

    Hahaha, this has been such an odd album for me. When it was brand-new to me, I loved it. Then after a couple more listens, I merely liked it. Now I love it again XD

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • maxson924

    Upon first listen, I thought this was one of the best albums I'd ever heard. I listened to it a second time, and well... it wasn't as good as I thought. D: It's still good (and Songs of the Ocean is freaking fantastic), but bits and pieces of the album are really cheesy, such as the Set Your Controls chorus and the entirety of Intergalactic Space Crusaders. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 6.5 or so; like I said, it's still good as a whole.

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • cicerometallica

    great album

    1 Jun 2010 Reply
  • NoLajf

    could listen and listen, still not bored about it :)

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • atrigent

    Every song on this album is amazing, wow. And I love how they're all based on sci-fi stuff, hah. I wish you could love albums...

    15 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Timppa2000

    very nice album =)

    8 Feb 2008 Reply

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