The Second Sunrise - The Second Sunrise
The Second Sunrise developed a brilliant technique to place together their debut full length self-titled album. The album covers the idea of two different sides of one story happening to the same character. While the first event happens while the main character is concious, the other take the setting of when he is asleep. In other words, the album is split into the day album and the night album. This isn't you regular album, it requires more than one listen to fully understand. The intro track is the prolouge of the album, this is basically explaining whats happening and sets you up for the story to unfold through the tracks. The first part of The Second Sunrise LP actually begins with the track Ontoreacting (Being and Becoming). The story continues through until you reach the track entitled The Second Sunrise. When you reach this track, you enter into the night album. This side of the album goes in reverse order. The first track of the night album just happens to be the last track on the album, titled Oneireacting (A Course of Consciousness). Night and Day meet up with the track The Second Sunrise. This concept defintiely makes for a very complex album.
The sound of The Second Sunrise has easily matured from their EP ... Left Before You Came. The album does not jump between moods, but instead keeps you in a steady pace of emotion. The Second Sunrise has added the use of the keyboard to almost every track on the album, which is a great addition to the band. This is definitely a step up in the right direction for The Second Sunrise. They are a bunch of talented gentlemen whom know how to provide a great concept to draw their listeners into the album. I especially enjoyed the addition of the keyboard and a lot of the guitar solos. The Second Sunrise clearly makes a name for themselves as a progressive rock band with their self titled LP. Over the three years it took to complete this album, it's clear to see that The Second Sunrise could take progressive rock to a new level.
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