Madre Sun (The Speed of Light)

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Released: 2019

Genre: Hard Rock

Sounds Like: Motley Crue, Deep Purple, Badlands

We appreciate the hair metal undercurrent that Madre Sun delivers. The London based quartet bring back that simple hook driven comforting hard rock that we grew-up with. Toss in some grass roots blues driven classic rock solos along with the diligently prodding background vocals and you have the flavor of what is Madre Sun. Will it knock your socks off? No, but it's comforting and appreciated. Classic rock fans will appreciate the nostalgic presence of Madre Sun. While vocally there are some challenges, overall the band has the chemistry and authenticity to pull off the time travel.


Track Listing:

1. Black River(3:33

2. Trick Up The Sleeve (4:37)

3. Speed of Light (4:17)

4. Our Way (3:58)

5. Puzzle (5:14)


Standout Track:

The title track is the clear winner here as the heaviest and perhaps most original track of the lot. Axl-like sputtering make there way through some terrific percussion work by Stipp. The persistent guitar grinding and pop up solos make for an excellent trip down memory lane.


Adult Beverage Pairing:

The Sunset Margarita, a twist on the classic recipe livened up with pomegranate juice will please you palate with The Speed of Light.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup each tequila and triple sec

3 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons lime juice

4 tablespoons pomegranate juice

2 twists fresh lime peel.

ROTATION RECAP:

Captivation and Variety

6.4 out of 11

Vocal Prowess

5.1 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy

6.9 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess

7.2 out of 11

Percussive Vision

8.0 out of 11

Originality

7 out of 11

Overall Album Flow

5.9 out of 11

Contrast

4.5 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics

7.5 out of 11


Production Value

7.1 out of 11

Final thoughts:

The debut EP is a nice toe in the water and we recommend for those classic rock lovers looking for some new blood. The band shows their clear affinity for bands like Kiss, Deep Purple and GnR. Splashes of a bunch of such influences that may strike your fancy..


Band Members:

Edwardo Cavino - Vox and Bass

Matt Cavino - Guitar and back vocals

Tyson Schenker - Lead guitar

Flipi Stipp - Drums


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