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.

The songs are pure workmanship, with a traditional approach to songwriting. The songs all have a great build-up with clear structures and luckily variety and creativity play a big part. All songs have a groove reminiscent of Alter Bridge, another rockband that sounds quite metal sometimes. That groove immediately draws your attention and you just cannot sit still. Commercial success is certainly a possibility. Is Xerosun the next big thing? Maybe, but there are things to improve. Ivan O'Sullivan's voice is acceptable but not powerful and melodic enough to take the songs to the next level And the production might have been a little more spicy to make the entire sound more dynamic. But I am definitely looking forward to their live shows where we probably will hear the real Xerosun.

December 2011

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