Artist/ Band: Thirteen Of Everything
Title: Welcome, Humans
Label: Musea Records
Year of Release: 2005
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The Review:

Thirteen of Everything is a brand new progressive rock band from Austin, Texas. They’re fashioned pretty much like newer bands; Echolyn, The Underground Railroad, Spock’s Beard, well you get the idea. The music is hard hitting at times without getting too metallic and quite complex yet symphonic much in the way Genesis did in the early days. There’s also an element not found much in modern progressive rock, a sense of humor and quirky fun.

‘Welcome, Humans‘, the band’s debut contains re-worked and re-recorded songs from their demos as well as some new tracks, including the seven part epic Late for Dinner, which clocks in at 26 minutes. It reminds me a little of the great epics of the past, simply because it’s not forced like most modern epics. I only wished it was tracked as a continuous song.

This is one of those albums that I keep returning to and I hear new things each listen. I truly believe ‘Welcome, Humans’ is the beginning of hopefully a long career of forward thinking ever evolving music from this band from Texas. I would without any doubt, recommended this to fans of the afore mentioned bands as well as classic and modern symphonic progressive rock.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on November 4th, 2006


1. Flying East - 9:22
2. Let It Go - 6:35
3. Sleepdance - 11:08
4. Replay - 5:42
5. Semprini - 4:15
6. Bird In Hand - 10:11
7-13. Late For Dinner
I. Xenophile - 3:54
II. Soul On A Stick - 2:54
III. Doom - 2:15
IV. Gloom - 1:54
V. Real Estate - 5:09
VI. Three-Hundred Years Asleep - 2:23
VII. Xenophobe - 7:45

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