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RELEASED ON 2/15/2002
The Fifth Sun
The Moment of Truth
posted on 1/2003 By:
Now this band has dedication. The Fifth Sun financed their own trip to Gothenburg, Sweden to self release their own CD which was produced by the one and only Fredrik Nordström, known best for his work with such bands as In Flames and The Haunted. The fact that they were able to do this really shows because this is some of the best production I've heard on a self-released album.
From the frozen tundra's of Bemidji Minnesota, The Fifth Sun hurls their frozen axe deep into the heart of American Death Metal. Simply put, this album is just plain heavy. Amidst all the heaviness are some powerful grooves and great melodies, not to mention some notable solos (a few compliments of Fredrik himself). The Moment of Truth is a great showcase of strong songwriting and killer musicianship. The album occasionally gives off a really cool old-school vibe, but is still very original and refreshing. Bryan Horn's growling vokills will grab you right off the bat and combined with his guitar skills and those of Shawn Mattila you're in for a ride of crushing death riffs that will have you breaking out the air guitar in no time.
This is probably the best unsigned band that I've come across in my time here at Metal Review. How this band slipped through the cracks and was unable to achieve a record label thus far is beyond me, and is just plain wrong. Compared to a lot of the mediocrity flooding the scene, The Fifth Sun is a nice change of pace and should not be overlooked by any avid metal listener. This is a very worthy addition to your metal collection.
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