The Thirteenth Sun - Stardust album review

World Service - Global Metal

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Splicing the Transylvanian DNA that gave rise to Negura Bunget and Dordeduh with Arcturus’s cosmically inclined expanse, this debut album sets off on a lush and stately voyage whose intricacies map out a vast sonic universe.

Having freelanced regularly for the Melody Maker and Kerrang!, and edited the extreme metal monthly, Terrorizer, for seven years, Jonathan is now the overseer of all the album and live reviews in Metal Hammer. Bemoans his obsolete superpower of being invisible to Routemaster bus conductors, finds men without sideburns slightly circumspect, and thinks songs that aren’t about Satan, swords or witches are a bit silly.