REVIEWED: Verse The Sun - "The Moon"

The first thing that struck me about this band was their name, Verse the Sun. I have no idea what it means and all my investigative reporting (aka googling), turned up nothing except a strange Lolcats image that left me more confused. The title of this release is "and Moon" which cleverly appends to the band name. There is a predominant Sci-Fi theme to this album, and I am tempted to mention some of my favourite Sci-Fi movies.

Weighing in at 55 minutes this album contains a good mixture of blues metal, power pop and rock ballads. My favourite tracks on the album are "Light Years", an uplifting power pop tune that picks up tempo mid way through, and "In Orbit", a seven minute ballad which hints at heartache, love and loneliness in the depths of space. "Nothing Left" is my least favourite track on the album; it sounds like it belongs in a broadway musical, with people smiling, dancing and kicking their legs higher than you believed possible. You'll either love or hate "Nothing Left", similar to Metallica's infamous "Trapped Under Ice".

Excluding the intro track, "Off Course", and the interlude, "A New Home", before the final track, "and Moon" is book-ended by blues metal songs, with a mix of power pop and rock ballads beneath it's tough exterior. I was impressed by the song mix and have included some completely unnecessary gratuitous chart porn because of it.

All in all, "and Moon" is a well rounded rock album that you should consider blasting out of your spaceship or car stereo on a trip from some place to somewhere. But don't take my word for it, listen and decide for yourself.


Written by Matthieu Cormier


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