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3.42 | 12 ratings | 3 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Res Amissa (3:04)
2. The Last Experiment (6:49)
3. Not Through our Eyes (7:28)
4. Evil Tree (8:35)
5. 2016 AD.NET (3:57)
6. Into the Black Hole (6:00)
7. Proxima Centauri (8:04 )
8. The Invention of God (4:51)
9. Solar Wind (8:28)
10. Sea of Tranquillity (2:39)

Total Time: 59:55

Line-up / Musicians

- Pino Tozzi / vocals
- Gianluca Ferro / guitars, programming
- Mark Vikar / synthesizer, keyboards, programming
- Davide Betelli / bass
- Sigfrido Percich / drums

Releases information

CD Galileo/Nightmare Records (2007)

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HEART OF SUN Heart of Sun ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Really interesting debut from this Italian band.

The basic sound of this band is from the Dream Theater school of prog metal, with dark and slightly gritty guitar riffs and melodic synths dominating the soundscape in a way much similar to what DT did on their Awake album. Heart of Sun have their own thing going here though; using the foundation to explore tracks in quite a different manner than this influence.

Heart of Sun is a band very much exploring in their tunes. They have a multitude of changes in style and pace in each song, constantly evolving the tunes. And always staying melodic too, even when rocking out. And a feature throughout the album are dark soundscapes, even when at the most mellow, there's a dark tinge to these tunes that is most fascinating.

Good album worth checking out by fans of melodic prog metal; only negative aspect here is the vocals, which are a bit on the weak side at times.

Review by b_olariu
3 stars Heart of Sun a prog metal band from Italy formed around guitarist Gianluca Ferro who already had contributions in another italian prog metal band Time Machine and aswell he has a solo career. Heart of Sun released one album selftitled in 2007 at galileo records. In last years lots of prog metal bands emerged from Italy like Mind Key, Twinspirists, etc included Heart of Sun who definetly pay tribute to DT, musicaly speaking. The arrangements are well constructed there are plenty of great interplays and the musicians are skilful, what suffers as on many bands is originality, being to much same with DT. Lenghty pieces, complicated twists, changes in tempo, climates and a wonderful voice of Pino Tozzi who is fiting perfectly here. As highlights to me are, the opening instrumental Res Amissa, Evil Tree or another intrsting instrumental 2016 AD. NEt is places almost going progressive electronic but fueld with the marvelous guitar chops of Gianluca Ferro who realy know to handle the instument. All in all, nothing is awesome or groundbreaking here but is pleasent most of the time 3 stars that mean good. Similar with bands mentioned above.

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3 stars Another Italian clone of DREAM THEATER,and that's too much already!Well,they aren't at all bad,no way,but it seems that in the prog metal zone,the comparaison with the American icons is made automatically after we hear some notes of any album which is in this style!Solid production for this al ... (read more)

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