Sun of the Suns

Label: Scarlet Records
Three similar bands:
Gojira/Whitechapel/Thy Art Is Murder
Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
1. I, Demiurge Pt. 1
2. I, Demiurge Pt. 2
3. The Golden Cage
4. Tiit
5. Obsolescence Corrupted
6. To Decay to Revive
7. Flesh State Drive
8. Hacking the Sterile System
9. Of Hybridization and Decline
10. I, Emperor of Nothingness

Luca Dave Scarlatti - vocals
Marco Righetti - guitar
Ludovico Cioffi - guitar


Francesco Paoli - drums
Simone Mularoni - bass

Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio (San Marino)

Released 2021-08-20
Reviewed 2021-11-14

scarlet records

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I read that “Sun Of The Suns is a scary, groovy relentless machine that will smash and crush any resistance, applying for the long-awaited role of real innovators of the extreme metal scene.” If that was true it would be great, but wait as there is even more great things in the press text. “An intelligent and thought-provoking Sci-Fi concept-album based on a tale set in a future, dystopian and contaminated Planet Earth.” Don’t we all love dystopian stuff? I do. It is most likely a true concept as well, a planet contaminated by pointless and derivative art, and warmed beyond livability by human stupidity and greed.

The Italian band’s debut offers deathcore or groove metal with a fairly groovy sound. The songs are fairly dynamic, but the album itself isn’t. The vocalist is about as generic as they come, no personality whatsoever. The cover also detracts and doesn’t bring excitement. Add to that a too long playing time and you have a racket of niggles that constitutes something of a problem for the impression of this album.

I find myself wondering where all that stuff I read about went, did I play the wrong album? Did Scarlet send us the wrong album? I don’t know, but I do know that what I have been listening to is a dreary effort. Poor vocals, the intelligent concept might be hiding behind the sad vocal delivery, or maybe it isn’t even there as I don’t really care to read the PDF of lyrics and some small info about some words borrowed from Sumerian or Hebrew. Those things become way less interesting when the album itself is uninteresting, and that is what this one is.

I don’t think you need to bother with this album, it doesn’t offer anything exciting. It doesn’t give you great songs. There are some good ideas with dynamics within the songs, but the result is a flat and dull album that is best forgotten. Still, if the wording in the press material is a result of what the band has said and their ambitions, there is still hope for them as only the desire to make something fresh and innovative is better than what most bands has to offer these days. With such a mindset there is at least a chance of something fresh and great in the future, but Tiit is a poor effort.