Oracle Sun – Machine Man
(Volcano Records And Promotions – 2020)
An album packed with full-on heavy metal and power metal from Lucca, Tuskany, Italy based band. They originally came to be in 2002 with only the rhythm section still intact from those days.
The line-up consists of Vocalist, Wild Steel (of Shadows Of Steel), Bassist, Alessandro Colar & Guitarist, Tommy Pellegrini (both of Shining Fury), Drummer, Frank Andiver (Labyrinth/Wonderland/Shadows Of Steel), Keyboardist, Alessio Pascucci (of Rainbo-Warriors) & Guitarist, Giacomo Paradiso (a Schecter Demonstrator).
Highlights include the opening fast-paced Helloweenish like 'Edge Of Life'; the very enjoyable 'Fallin' Time' on both a musical arrangement and vocal point of view; the thramming and ballsy title track 'Machine Man' with its proggy metal feel; the acoustic ad piano starting ballad 'Look Behind Me' that is big, orchestral and at times almost bombastic whilst closer 'Coming Back' is a future drum pummeling classic.
A good album.
By Glenn Milligan