Second to Sun are an interesting band. For all intents and purposes, it’s a vehicle for guitarist Vladimir Lehtinen. There is no doubting the technical ability of Lehtinen. “The First Chapter” contains some amazing playing and top notch production. I wouldn’t call this anything revolutionary but I will say it’s a very good listen.
My one issue is that the songs tend to be shorter and the ideas/riffs don’t have enough time or even room to develop. The songs hit you over the head like a sledgehammer and it’s onto the next track. “Narčat” is a good example of this. The riff is heavy, the drums blast away…and it’s over.
So I will keep the review brief as well. “The First Chapter” shows that Second to Sun have tremendous ability, but I think some seasoning is needed.
1. Spirit Of Kusoto
2. Red Snow
3. Me Or Him
4. Land Of The Fearless Birds
5. The Blood Libel
7. Virgo Mitt
8. Chokk Kapper (Bonus Track)
9. Narčat (Demo Version, Bonus Track)