Under The Sun Under The Sun

A great deal of time has elapsed since a progressive rock band has sounded like, well, a progressive rock band from the days of yore. Under The Sun stand divided in an intersection of influence, where prog-rock founders like Yes, Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Rush and even the second generation Queensrÿche reside. There is plenty of rapid thoroughbred bass playing, spirit-searching lyrics and new age ideologies throughout, and somehow they manage to create a contemporary appeal. And who better than to oversee/hear the album's mixing process than the man himself, Terry Brown, of Rush production fame? It's great imaginary music for role players, but not recommended for background play at a hopeful and hip house party. (Magna Carta)