Far From Your Sun – In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion Album Review

Today we are featuring a promising progressive rock band, Far From Your Sun, from France. We have reviewed latest album, In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion, along with its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Far From Your Sun is a promising prog-rock band I discovered a month ago with their latest album, In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion, which was released on February 15, 2016. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Far From Your Sun has started their careers with a single album called; “Far From Your Sun“ in 2013. Since then, the band has released only one long-play album, “In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion” (2016). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.

As you might also remember from some of my previous articles, progressive music is my personal favorite and I am trying to follow what’s happening in the progressive scene as much as I can. Far From Your Sun is making music since 2013, yet apparently, they have failed to reach the right people with their progress, cause I didn’t know about their existence all this time, missed such an exciting collective here.

Today, after having my morning coffee, I started listening to the In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion a few times on repeat, and defined some of their influences. Their origins are mostly based on Tool‘s understanding of music. Long compositions and instrumentals, slow-motion movements, cold and dry tones, moody vibes, atmosphere, and so on…

Secondly, I have sensed Steven Wilson‘s Porcupine Tree influence in their compositions and instrumentals as well. I listened to the entire Porcupine Tree discography, and they are one of the finest progressive bands of all time for me, so it was a pleasant thing hearing such a blend from a new band. I can admit that Far From Your Sun has a quite promising character, it won’t be easy to get accepted by the progressive rock/metal music community’s standards both musically and technically. Cause when you think about it, those people will be die-hard fans of bands like Tool, Katatonia, Riverside, Opeth, Dream Theater, and Porcupine Tree who will be very interested in Far From Your Sun’s music.

Moreover, my conclusion about the musical side of In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion album is mostly positive, and I am quite sure about it. First of all, as I said earlier, this is a very good album as a debut. Hands down. Although there are many imperfections in their production, this is a step forward in their careers for a fact. The next thing is, I loved the harmony in their music, even though it has heavy Tool influences. And lastly, I am impressed by their instrumentation, compositions, ideas, atmosphere, energy, but mostly with the idea of their musical blend.

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The technical side of In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion album is their weak side I am afraid. First of all, they have heavy influences in their music, which can be corrected/characterized only with the right mixing. However, In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion album has a very close understanding with Tool’s album sound at the same time. This wasn’t a good feeling to me if I may say so. I would like to hear Far From Your Sun’s music with Far From Your Sun’s own sound, not with someone else’s mix. I have made this personal mistake once, and this is why I sound a little bit certain of the feeling, years after from making such a release.

Additionally, I must admit that I couldn’t get used to the vocal mix here on the album. He definitely needed a better blend, better characterization of the voice, where his voice also moves too far from the controlled zone from time to time. Although I haven’t focused on this issue while listening to the music, it was always there somewhere.

Lastly, I feel like their music can use bit more dynamics in general. All these compositions are quite cinematic, and they would definitely be more effective with the necessary push and power.

On the other hand, again it is mostly positive about the album on the technical side as well. It is a good-sounding and calming album from the beginning to the end with beautiful instrumentation and stories.

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am impressed by Far From Your Sun. I am positive about Far From Your Sun’s potential and future as a conclusion. They are on a demanding task with their music, yet still have given me the right impression with their debut album In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion.

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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates Far From Your Sun for their fine debut album, In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion, and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.

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Far From Your Sun – In the Beginning​.​.​. was the Emotion Album Review