The Radio Sun

1. Heaven On Earth
2. Only You
3. You've Got the Touch
4. Tonight's the Night
5. Surrender Your Heart
6. Dreams Should Last Forever
7. Set the Night On Fire
8. Why Must I
9. Unstoppable
10. Whenever You Want
11. You're Everything To Me

Jase Old - vocals
Stevie Janevski - guitar
Anthony Wong - bass
Gilbert Annese - drums

Wrong Things Right (2014)
Heaven Or Heartbreak (2015)
Outside Looking In (2016)

Andy Shanahan

Produced and mixed by Paul Laine

Released 2017-10-20
Reviewed 2017-10-19


pride & joy

Australian band The Radio Sun has been churning out albums in a fast pace, one per year since their start in 2014 and now in 2017 comes their fourth album called Unstoppable. Perhaps they have given this album a title that they think reflect them being unstoppable on their way towards the top, or just that they feel unstoppable. This is my first contact with this band and judging from it I haven’t really missed anything but another band doing the same stuff as so many others have been doing before them and will remain doing after they have finished their musical deed.

It is melodic rock/hardrock, many times referred to as AOR that is being offered by this band, it is build around strong melodies and catchy choruses. They offer a good production, okay vocals and lots of catchiness through eleven tracks. Tracks that offers the typical selection of songs for an album of this genre, there are no surprises on offer, no aces up the sleeves and nothing really fresh and exciting can I hear on this album. The good thing is that they keep it fairly short and to the point with around 45 minutes of music so chances are that you will not grow too tired of what you get to hear when you are playing through this album. Though chances are equally big that you will find it too familiar to really care as well.

The songs are strong and good, I really enjoy the opening track and the fourth Tonight’s the Night isn’t too shabby either. But all the songs on the album are of a decent level that will probably be enjoyed by the fans of this genre. But after hearing this album a few times I can’t help but feeling that it is one more of those albums, it works well and all of that but it has been done so many times before already and countless bands have done it better as well. So it is quite enjoyable to listen to the album but you forget it quite fast and don’t really remember anything of the album when I don’t listen to it.

An album that will not disappoint their fans and that will most likely be liked by many fans of the AOR genre as well, but there is no way around the fact that it is a rather ordinary album. An album for the middle of our scale, it is good but doesn’t really stand out. Not the most unstoppable album I have heard, plain and simple.





Label: Pride & Joy Music/GerMusica
Three similar bands: Art Nation/Danger Danger/Brother Firetribe
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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