August 11, 2017 |

Hundred Suns – The Prestaliis

Hundred Suns – The Prestaliis

August 11, 2017 |

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The Prestaliis, a hugely anticipated album from Hundred Suns completed by Cory Brandan (vocalist of Norma Jean), Chris Lemasters (ex-guitarist of Dead And Divine) and Ryan Leger (ex-drummer of Every Time I Die) which is set to drop 11th August via New Damage Records. Boasting some of the biggest names in post-hardcore / metalcore as previous experience, you may feel the sense of knowing what to expect. Well prepare to be wowed as they push limits of experimenting with more progressive rock based sounds.

A minute of eerie interlude like introduction brings the presence of a stage entrance where fans await each members appearance as they take position before headbanging through the fist raising opener dubbed as the title track of the album The Prestaliis, imagining everyone screaming back the words “Burn us, burn us” along with vocalist Cory. Predator brings more of a gloomy and dark hard rock approach in a 3 / 4 rhythm acting on the accent of each first beat, still full of energy with powerful rustic vocals and solid rhythmic instrumentals. Hundred Suns have a way with words and fire as Bedburner harbours more lyrics involving setting things on fire, all jokes aside the intensity and brute force behind the track mixed with beautifully sung clean vocals during the chorus makes hairs stand along your arms.

Opening with a 'question/answer' riff, Last Apology goes hard with really melodic verses and catchy chorus which is my personal favourite for this (so far) killer debut. December brings the tempo down but still providing the epic sounding grooves that have been so consistent throughout the first half of this stellar debut. As the last minute of the previous tracks eases out in softness, Fractional drops you back into the reality of what Hundred Suns possess, and that is pure bass like grooves and anthem sounding vocals for the hardcore / progressive rock genre. Reversal stops at nothing to keep the flow of the album leading in heavy riffage and captivating drumming patterns from the sticksman Ryan along with Cory's rustic yet clean vocals which could give Oli Sykes a run for his money if they dare to take to skies with such ambience in each song.