'Fly to the Sun' is the second album from Sandalinas... their first one is called 'Living on the Edge'. Iím not familiar with 'Living...' so I canít compare it to this brand new one. The promo-CD Iím holding in my hands contains 12 songs... 12 Melodic Metal songs with no surprises. Jordi Sandalinas knows his way around his instrument (guitar), thatís for sure and singer Rick Altzi (At Vance) is also doing a fine job, however the band need better songs to make it out there.
Well... we get 12 songs, as written above, but only 3 of them has left a mark in my brain; The opening track and title-track 'Fly to the Sun', the very catchy semi-ballad ďAs the Rain FallsĒ and ďDouble CrossĒ that leads my mind towards Iron Maiden.
3 great songs out of 12 are simply not enough for me. Well... the rest of the songs are not
bad by any means... but they are only a tad above average in my humble opinion.
'Fly to the Sun' is produced by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) ... and the production is top-notch.
Check it out in January 2008, but listen before you buy!