SANCTUARY – The Year The Sun Died

SANCTUARY - The Year The Sun Died
  • 6/10
    SANCTUARY - The Year The Sun Died - 6/10


Century Media
Release date: October 6, 2014

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Sanctuary was originally in action back in the mid-1980s, releasing 2 albums, only to go on hiatus with a few members moving on to form the band Nevermore. In 2010, most of the original members re-banded to play live shows, and have now released a new record entitled The Year The Sun Died. Vocalist Warrel Dane had an infamous higher octave mode of singing, which was all but shelved during his time with Nevermore, but fans of old may be pleased to know he still manages to squeeze out high notes in a small handful of tracks. Sanctuary plays an odd mix of Power, Thrash, Progressive, and Epic Metal … it keeps you wondering what’s next, but overall the album lacks cohesiveness and feels disorganized.


  • Dan Skiba

    Dan is a former partner at Metal Express Radio, and also served as a reviewer, photographer and interviewer on occasions. Based out of Indianapolis, USA he was first turned on to Hard Rock music in the mid-1970s when he purchased Deep Purple's Machine Head as his first album. He was immediately enthralled with the powerful guitar sound and pronounced drumbeat, and had to get more! His collection quickly expanded to include as many of Heavy Rock bands of the time that he could get his hands on, such as Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to name just a few.

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