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Sons Of Apollo
Psychotic Symphony
December 2017
Released: 2017, InsideOut
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: John Haseltine

When I first read about the newest “super group” Sons of Apollo, I was quite intrigued and almost a bit excited to hear some of their music. Pulled together by Portnoy and Sherinian, the band is rounded out by Sheehan, Soto and the guitar wizardry of Mr. Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal. Look at that line-up. Some of metal and rocks best together to deliver a scorching new album for the masses titled, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY.



Well, after the first listen, I must say that the music here did not leave a “super” impression on me. After the second, a bit of the same. After the third, I was almost feeling a little bored with what I was listening to. It left me to wonder whether or not I actually know enough about music to be writing about it. I am no professional, but I am a huge music fan and a fan of many genres on top of that.



I have nothing really bad to say about the album as a whole or with any individual track. At most, they are pretty good. In my head, when a group of such talented and accomplished musical figure such as these get together to form a band, I expect a little more than what I got here. I’m sure there are some who will disagree, but this is my turn here. And this has happened on many occasions with “super groups” of late. Some hit the mark, while others just hit the ground. Sons of Apollo’s debut is to me really a lot of what each member is known for. A channeling of their past accomplishments morphed into this nice and tidy package. An ‘80’s-ish hard rock / metal that is as expected as expected can be. They do the progressive metal genre well as many times before.



For me, this is a descent offering. Each member shows their stuff from track to track. There is no mistaking the fact that they are all insanely at the top of their games. But when it came to the song writing, I feel they all took a holiday. This is very much worth the listen. Maybe you might enjoy it a bit more than I have.
Track Listing

1. God of the Sun
2. Coming Home
3. Signs of the Time
4. Labyrinth
5. Alive
6. Lost in Oblivion
7. Figaro's Whore
8. Divine Addiction
9. Opus Maximus

Lineup

Jeff Scott Soto - Vocals
Bumblefoot - Guitars
Derek Sherinian - Keyboards
Billy Sheehan - Bass
Mike Portnoy - Drums

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