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article imageReview: Styx takes their fans on 'The Mission' with new rock album Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 20, 2017 in Music
Rock group Styx is back with their latest studio offering "The Mission," which was released on June 16. The CD has a neat concept to it about a "mission" to Mars.
The album opens with the melodically stunning "Overture," and it is followed by the upbeat and fun "Gone Gone Gone," and the mid-tempo "Hundred Million Miles From Home," with their soaring harmonies.
"Trouble At The Big Show" is more laid-back and mellow, while "Locomotive" is a neat acoustic ballad. Equally lilting is "
Radio Silence," featuring their rumbling vocals, and the moving, piano-driven "The Greater Good." "Ten Thousand Ways" has a neat beat to it, while "All Systems Stable" could easily be a song for a major motion picture soundtrack.
After the piano masterpiece "Khedive," it closes with the infectious "The Outpost," which has a retro vibe to it, and the exceptional track "Mission to Mars."
The Verdict
Overall, Styx's mission is accomplished with their new album: they are able to give their fans a superb collection of new songs to listen to and enjoy, most of which are worthy of the repeat button. It is a sonically and lyrically strong record. The Mission garners 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The Mission is available on Amazon.
To learn more about rock band Styx and their music, visit their official website.
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