Recent Reviews

27.11.2016

20.11.2016

13.11.2016

06.11.2016

[ More Music Reviews ]


Magnum: On the Thirteenth Day
Magnum: On the Thirteenth Day Review

Magnum: On the Thirteenth Day

Melodic Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

These days you're never to old to rock and roll. Aerosmith is still touring with Steven Tyler a year a way from Social Security, and the Stones are talking about it again, too. Hardly youngsters any more, England's Magnum returns with seventeenth studio album, On the Thirteenth Day.

Magnum Band Photo

Magnum: on stage, so to speak.

This album is representative Magnum: nice melodic rock, sometimes edgy and heavy, sometimes with nods to progressive rock. That's not a bad thing at all. Familiarity should not breed contempt, as long time fans will certainly dig this album.

I've always found Magnum more interesting when they mix a heavier side to more provocative arrangements as on Dance of the Black Tattoo or Broken Promises. Yet, the band can also offer the hooks and accessibility of simple catchy rock with So Let It Rain and the amusing Didn't Like You Anyway. Magnum is not without some symphonic melancholy as well on Putting Things in Place.

Generally, On the Thirteenth Day is The Visitation part two, or simply Magnum part 18. Their style remains the same and the band sounds great. What more could you ask for? Recommended.

CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft





In Short

On the Thirteenth Day is representative Magnum: catchy melodic rock, sometimes heavy, sometimes peppered with progressive arrangements.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Loading
Album of the Week
Click to read the Three Lane Road 2016 Self-titled Debut CD album review

Begun in Dallas as a studio project by guitarist and vocalist Wayne Brito for musical ideas, Three Lane Road has evolved into a full band doing live shows and promoting their self-titled debut EP ... [ Read More ]