What can I write about this sassy debut from Swedish quartet, Ambassadors of the Sun? It´s heavy, it´s dark and it´s fairly face melting, with power chords and licks aplenty. Most of the vocals are suitably angry and when an album kicks off with a nine-minute intro track, featuring time signature and style changes, you aalmost wonder whether ”Orbiting A Dead Star” could be staying into prog territory. But no, just as you think that, the heavy kicks back in, doom laden and bass heavy and a couple of minutes later it is on to the next track, ”Snail”, which almost sounds like a different band at the start, especially with the lighter vocal style. Check out the pacy style of ”Cinnabon”, complete with melodic harmonies on the chorus, plus the crazy discordance of ”Aches And Pains” and the scream-fest of ”Baretta”.
This is a veritable buffet of musical styles and at times it sounds a tad confused, but with a healty dose of chug underpinning the whole banquet, I very much enjoyed litening to it.