THIRTEEN OF EVERYTHING
Our Own Sad Fate
- Artikelnummer 28519
- Band/Artist: THIRTEEN OF EVERYTHING
- Format: CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 28.06.2019
"Thirteen of Everything is a modern symphonic progressive rock band in Austin, Texas, whose 2005 debut album, "Welcome, Humans" received wide acclaim.
Their long-awaited 2019 album "Our Own Sad Fate" is an evolution of their adventurous music, yet retains their penchant for unpredictable yet seamless arrangements, dramatic mood shifts and strong emotive melodies. This is symphonic progressive rock that reveals more with each listen. Thirteen of Everything‘s music is informed largely by the pioneers of progressive rock, combined with elements from modern prog and other genres. A variety of influences are present with emphasis on long pieces with intricate, syncopated arrangements while maintaining a strong focus on melody and thematic development.
Though a melancholy ambience is a hallmark, there is also humor. Each song may sound quite different from one to the next with a variety of moods (even within each piece) yet, in a feat not often accomplished, despite this scope, the music still retains an identifiable and unique style that is distinctly Thirteen of Everything."
“Our Own Sad Fate is a very mature set of tracks and even though the year is young, it is definitely one of 2019’s best albums. There is not one weak spot across the seven tracks. Thirteen of Everything make tempo and mood shifts, complex arrangements, and soaring guitar solos sound effortless. Pure and simple, this is an amazing and outstanding album that you must experience for yourself.” - Henry Schneider, Exposé.org “…effective use of contrasting elements and clever use of subtle alterations and changes to create and maintain tension. Some compositions have their fair share of magical moments too... a solid jewel this one, and a production that merits a check by those with an equally strong passion for 70‘s era symphonic prog rock and mid 80‘s neo-prog rock." – Progmessor, Progressor.net “
… symphonic and visionary sound has remained the same, with complex scores always built paying close attention to the melodic lines. … Our Own Sad Fate consists of seven tracks, all very significant and different from one another. There are moments of pure lyricism as in "Event Horizon", which offers instrumental phrases of outstanding beauty. The album opens with "Dark Energy" and soon we‘re flooded with kaleidoscopic parts, gently melancholy passages alternating with electric lashes, and intriguing rhythms."
Giancarlo Bolther, Rock-Impressions.com
As for the music I can only put both thumps up. Just like I did when I heard the band‘s debut for the very first time. That album really did blow me away. An album which compares the band to acts such as Gentle Giant, Genesis and Yes. But that would not completely do justice to the fantastic progressive rock they performed on that album. Because they certainly have a style on their own...