Distant Sun ‎– Into The Nebula


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MR 154-16 Distant Sun Into The Nebula(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Metalism Records MR 154-16 Russia 2016 Sell This Version
MR 154-16 Distant Sun Into The Nebula(CD, Album) Metalism Records MR 154-16 Russia 2016 Sell This Version

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March 17, 2017
referencing Into The Nebula, CD, Album, Ltd, Dig, MR 154-16
Russian power metallers Distant Sun return with their follow-up to “Dark Matter” and it follows directly in line from that earlier effort. These guys aren’t true thrashers but they’re not afraid to inject a lot of speed and power into their music. If you’re a fan of Iron Savior and the heavier Helloween, they are a no brainer.

“Into the Nebula” is kind of a mixed bag. The sound throughout is superb and this is extremely well produced for something on such a small label. The songs are either killer power/thrash or a more melodic and traditional European power metal sound. Opener “My Trust” is an outstanding tune with great speedy drumming and hard riffs. Similar tracks are “Inspired By Fear” and the super crunchy “The Battle That Never Ends”. But some tracks like “Throne of Iron” and the ballad “I Do Believe” are by the numbers Euro power metal like so many other bands are doing. Many of the tracks fall somewhere inbetween, including “God Emperor” and the lengthy instrumental “Andromeda”. The balance falls on the favorable side but just barely.

Power metal fans will enjoy “Into the Nebula” as much as “Dark Matter”. Looks like Russia has a player in the game.

Dr. Abner Mality


November 4, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Into The Nebula, CD, Album, Ltd, Dig, MR 154-16
Moscow Power Thrashers DISTANT SUN will release their sophomore full-length album Into the Nebula on November 18 via Metalism Records.

Following 2015 debut Dark Matter, the new album features a lethal combination of traditional European metal and American style aggression. The lyrics deal with the famous sci-fi and fantasy sagas of Frank Herbert's "Dune" and George R. R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones", as well as D&D, and "Magic: The Gathering" (tabletop games). Into the Nebula is sure to appeal to fans of MEGADETH, ANNIHILATOR, ICED EARTH, IRON SAVIOR, RAGE, GAMMA RAY and BLIND GUARDIAN.

The CD version comes with bonus track "Who's to Blame", a fun musical departure that has more in common with classics like "Dr. Feelgood" and "Kickstart My Heart".