"Third from the Right" (Red Shoe; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Prog metal duo Planet 13 present six tracks of piano-driven, guitar-fueled music on "Third from the Right." 

Clocking in at over 67 minutes, there's a lot of acoustic prog rock plucking going on here that cries of Styx and Kansas, yet there's also a few surprises -- like the passionate cover of "Superstar" by The Carpenters -- that break the prog rock mold. 

Evoking comparisons to everyone from Queensryche to Fates Warning on cuts like "Rain" and "Eyes of Deception," "Third from the Right" finds this duo basking in the majesty of their epic songs. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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