Extinguish The Sun
Label: Mostly Annoyed
Release date: 17th June 2022
Hailing from Illinois USA we have the amazing Extinguish the Sun with their sophomore album “Transformations”.
The opening track is apt as you will find yourself fully “Sold” on this opus, it's a straight-shooting chunky opener with more punch than Tyson Fury!
The guys take no prisoners as they continue to fire on all cylinders with “Deception”. The impressive and bruising “Veganomics” kicks serious ass with its outstanding vibes. Things just get better and better as we delve into the eight-minute monster “Marooned” be prepared for heady bass lines courtesy of Daniel Edmunds. All interwoven with some sublime guitar riffs from Toms and Grobe, added to the immense vocals of Jeremy Miller and skinsman Michael Morley make this the strongest track on “Transformations”.
The heavy unrelenting metal continues as “Colors” pounds and bashes you’re being. Along with the previous track, this is a firm favorite for me on here, love the meandering guitar and almost Layne Staley-influenced vocals on this song, its mesmerizing vibe draws you in and sends shivers up and down your spine. “Improvise, Adapt, Overcome” is a thumping dark-edged song delivering its message with venomous intent. Next, we get the angsty “Planet Nowhere” a slamming headbangingly addictive tune. Love the slow build-up as “Ancient History” enters the room, Extinguish The Sun continue to weave their magic, this has everything you could ask for its heavy melodic, and intense.
“And the Signal fades” brings this awesome work to an end, it’s consistent and captivating layered with an absolute barrage of great riffs and melodies.
This second album is a total ear fest with influences that range from Pantera to Mastodon these nine tracks ooze finesse and quality that batters your senses and leaves you in no doubt that these guys have an amazing future ahead of them.
Reviewed: Seb Di Gatto Score:8.5/10
6. Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
7. Planet Nowhere
8. Ancient History
9. And the signal fades
Band Line up:
Jeremy Miller - vocals
Daniel Edmunds - bass, backing vocals
Jeremy Toms - guitar
Michael Morley - drums
Nick Grobe - guitar