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New Sun


Heavy Prog

3.50 | 4 ratings

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3 stars New Sun hail from the Silicon Valley in California with multi-instrumentalist Christopher Scott Cooper and guitarist D.L. Erickson as the original members and Alex Kley (bass) and Scott Landucci (drums) joining soon after the band's formation in 1993.Landucci would leave his place to Chris Trujillo the next year and this core recorded the band's debut ''Fractured'', released indepedently in 1995.The album can be purchased through Blue Seven Audio, a recording label established by Christopher Scott Cooper.

Combining the Power guitar-Rock of RUSH and some of KING CRIMSON's extreme workouts, New Sun appear as a Heavy Prog group with an intense tendency towards powerful rhythms and complicated instrumental passages.The limited use of keyboards and the strong presence of the two guitarists result a dynamic and at moments raw guitar-driven style with both groovy and adventurous moments, while the vocals of Copper have sort of a metallic edge.''Fractured'' offers ten compositions, divided into catchy vocal deliveries, powerful, heavy grooves and technical displays, while there are plenty of different atmospheres offered by the group, from the spacey mood of ''Then & now'' to the nervous and dark sound of ''Switched by remote''.Quie often the group flirts with a more Prog Metal-oriented sound akin to QUEENSRYCHE with deep lyrical content and nice instrumental diversity.The two guitarists, as being the band's leading figures, deliver some great solos, impressive riffs and FRIPP-ian complex breaks, strengthening New Sun's technical efficiency.

Anyone fond of band's in the vein of TILES will love New Sun.Guitar-driven Power Prog Rock with a wide spectrum of different song structures, likely to please all fans of Prog Rock music.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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