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Metal Rules reviews Xerosun at Monsters of Rot V

By Xerosun Monday, 24th August 2015 | 0 comments
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Last minute additions Xerosun (who replaced Guttrench) immediately hit the crowd with vocalist Martyna Halas-Yeates’ extraordinary voice, much to their delight. Their entire set is a master class in metal, from the band’s heavy chugging grooves and Halas-Yeates’ bogglingly versatile vocals. She prowls the stage crooning and growling like a lioness and proceeds to simply blow everyone away. They wrap up their set with ‘Repent, Rewind, Reset’ and leave the stage having undoubtedly recruited several new fans. Review by Melanie Brehaut Monsters of Rot V Festival, August 1st, 2015, The Halfway Inn, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

Planet Mosh review Xerosun at Monsters Of Rot V

By Xerosun Wednesday, 5th August 2015 | 0 comments
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Having been drafted in at a few day’s notice, following the last minute withdrawals of first Hollow Truth and then Guttrench, Dublin’s Xerosun (10) proceed to rip the heads off everyone present, especially with Martyna’s incredible range, which varies from the darkest, most brutal of death metal growls to the butterfly harmony of her upper range. The band themselves deliver their melodic and precise death metal with passion and accuracy. By Mark Ashby for Planet Mosh, Monsters of Rot V, Letterbreen 01/08/2015

Belfast Metalheads Review for Xerosun at Blazefest 2015

By Xerosun Tuesday, 31st March 2015 | 0 comments
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“We'd already had one female fronted act with Selene, but the Empire was about to face an onslaught from Dublin's Xerosun. Producing vocal lines that ranged from growls, roars and sweet melodies Martyna scared the sweet shit out of some of the more tender-hearted present. The rest just basked in the brilliance. As a package this is a well-balanced band, with Fiachra and Jeff's guitar work giving the right amount of breath to each track to avoid the pitfall of sameness. And, that variety worked throughout the set with Damien and Marcin working hard to create a solid platform throughout.” By Jonathan Traynor, Belfast Metalheads Reunited

Blazefest review of Xerosun live

By Xerosun Monday, 30th March 2015 | 0 comments
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“Next band Xerosun I know turned a few heads, I have been following them for a few years and knew the direction change they had taken. this is a band who are full of power and force. Marcin and Damian as the rhythm section provide skill and power to the songs, Fiachra and Gareth provided the power and melody with the fretwork (including an 8 string guitar!!!) and Martyna provided the talking point of the night. Most people seeing her come on stage were thinking it was more symphonic metal, well how wrong they were. This lady has seriously powerful lungs and a growl from the bowels of hell! Think Arch Enemy. A great set by our Dublin friends!” By Darren Shields-Pettit, Blazefest organiser

Planetmosh review of Xerosun live at Blazefest 2015

By Xerosun Monday, 30th March 2015 | 0 comments
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“Dublin’s Xerosun not only come from south of the border but also somewhat out of left field with their groove-fuelled death metal vibe. Martyna Halas’ mix of harsh and clean vocals is as acerbic as it is challenging: one second she is summoning demons from the depths of hell, the next she is cavorting with angels in a mead-induced metallic frenzy, with the total contrast between her death growls and dark alto ironically seemless in their collective integration. Behind her, massive melodies and huge hooks combine with brutal backbeats and crunching, grinding riffs; the sound deceives with the evil simplicity of its dense groove, with the surprisingly sparse drum patterns all the more effective for being so, while the twin guitar harmonies are faultless. The only previous occasion on which Xerosun appeared in Belfast, they played to three people: when they next return (to Voodoo on Friday May 29) no doubt they will pack the place to the rafters!” By Mark Ashby, Planetmosh
Thumping Solemnity from across the Irish sea. Although perennially scuppered by geography and the lazinesss of other nations, the Irish metal scene has long been a breeding ground for great bands and killer records like this one.

Kerrang score Xerosun's Absence of Light with 3Ks

By Xerosun Friday, 20th January 2012 | 0 comments
Filed under: Absence Of Light, News, Music, Reviews.
Darkly industrial debut from Dublin metal newcomers. A curious combination of atmospherically intense, at times droning, industrial metal and more traditionally melodic hard rock sensibilities, this brooding, spring heeled debut from Dublin's Xerosun manages to straddle some disparate (though rarely uncommercial) influences to come off as a compelling whole. It's a clever - if not entirely original combination; one that replicates an almost Rammstein-esque sense of claustrophobic portent but rails against it with defiant vocals not a million miles away from Metallica frontman James Hetfield's insolent twang. Indeed, with tracks as hookily brilliant as opener Cut Me Down its difficult not to look past this debut to bigger prospects looming promisingly on the horizon but for now, this'll do just fine. KKK.

planet-loud.com review Absence Of Light

By Xerosun Friday, 23rd December 2011 | 0 comments
Filed under: Absence Of Light, News, Music, Reviews.
Originating from Dublin, Ireland, this quartet mix up a head-pounding cocktail of thumping industrial beats, hard rock and melody. The end result can be heard on Absence Of Light their debut album for UK label Rising Records. Offering more than your average underground metal band, Xerosun are certainly turning heads with their powerful, brooding sound and, with songs like Cut Me Down and the stomping Long Way Down, it is no surprise the quartet are being given time on Irish TV. Hopefully, with the album receiving favourable press all over Europe, the backing of Rising Records will give this impressive outfit the chance to really spread their wings and develop their glorious towering sound into something quite magnificent. New material is being written as we speak so it looks like 2012 could be a good year for these Irish lads.

Massmovement review of Absence Of Light

By Xerosun Sunday, 4th December 2011 | 0 comments
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Xerosun - Absence Of Light CD (Rising Records) - Rising Records have found yet another great U.K. band that we need to hear more of. ‘Absence Of Light’ is the Dublin rockers debut full length (and pretty damn fine I hasten to add) with a heavy but melodic style of metal. Having supported Avenged Sevenfold on the Irish leg of their world tour…

Lords Of Metal Review Absence Of Light Debut 75/100

By Xerosun Saturday, 3rd December 2011 | 0 comments
Filed under: Absence Of Light, News, Music, Reviews.
With ‘Absence Of Light’ Xerosun moves around in the gray area between rock and metal. I find them difficult to categorize, the whole album I am wondering whether they are a rock band playing metal or the other way around. They probably will be a lot heavier playing live as they have played already with a band like Avenged Sevenfold.

Hot Press award Absence Of Light 4/5

By Xerosun Monday, 7th November 2011 | 0 comments
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Absence Of Light has been award 4/5 by Edwin McFee of Hotpress o page 90 of their November issue. Describing the album as "a punchy yet melodic molten slab of heaby metal that immediately evokes the thunder like the Mighty Thor himself". Read on for more of the review...

Pavillion666 awards 9/10 to Xerosun's Absence Of Light

By Xerosun Sunday, 6th November 2011 | 0 comments
Filed under: Absence Of Light, News, Music, Reviews.
Xerosun's debut album Absence Of Light has been awarded a 9/10 review by french metal rock webzine Pavillion 666

Totalbikerfm.com award Absence of Light 4 out of 5

By xeroadmin Monday, 3rd October 2011 | 0 comments
Filed under: Absence Of Light, News, Music, Reviews.
Dublin-based metal outfit Xerosun have been on my own personal radar for a while now. Ireland being such a small place many good acts often find themselves on the tips of many tongues without really having to try to push themselves too hard on the PR front. Xerosun have been working hard on their debut album for some time and have made an impact on the pub/club scene across Ireland and England.

Absence Of Light reviewed by Black Velvet Magazine

By Xerosun Monday, 7th June 2010 | 0 comments
Filed under: Absence Of Light, News, Reviews.
In issue 64, Black Velvet Magazine reviewed Xerosun's debut album "Absence Of Light" and awarded the debut album by the Dublin 4-piece, the maximum score of 5 out of 5.
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