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Review: Crystal Eyes - Starbourne Traveler
Crystal Eyes
Starbourne Traveler

Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2019
Duration: 44:25
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: January 14, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Starbourne Traveler

Rated 4/5 (80%) (2 Votes)

Well, well, well... What do we have here? This band has completely flown under my radar despite some good reviews here. I actually have a promo of Killer that I apparently never got too. For shame. This is really fun power metal with a touch of '80s heavy metal to it. While listening to this I couldn't help but think of a mix of Persuader, Freedom Call, Manowar and post-reunion Iron Maiden along with the most powerful and anthemic Bon Jovi stuff (back when they killed) for some more accessible songs. You get it all: anthems, epic-ish tunes here and there, as well as more lightweight, catchy songs. The sound is not overpolished, which gives the album a bit of a sharp edge that helps prevent it from being too syrupy at times. It's really hard to stop listening to Starbourne Traveler and, well, now I have to dig into the band's back catalogue.

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