(Absence of The Sun in all it's metal entirety)
From Portland, ME, Absence of The Sun has come a long way since their conception in the winter of 2005. Blending aspects of Melodic Death Metal and Thrash from all regions of the world, these guys have created their own sound that is blisteringly fast and heavy. These guys know what they are doing, as evidence by their sophisticated guitar solos, and keyboard passages. It's a sound you've definitely heard; But never like this. These guys are certainly a band to check out.
I was lucky enough to catch a show with them and Last Chance To Reason in Brewer, ME a few nights back. Their set was more than one would expect from a local metal set. I haven't felt such stage presence since I saw Nachtmystium. AOTS' set was a complete wall of sound, which I appreciated a lot. The thing I appreciated more than that was the fact that it was a coherent wall of sound.
They are handing out free demos at their shows, but if you aren't able to get to one, the two tracks ("Exalted" and "Blood of the Innocents") are included on their MySpace page. Don't let this band pass you by. They are a freight train moving at max speed, and getting hit by it is the best thing you can do for yourself. So, throw yourself on the tracks and experience Absence of The Sun in all their metal glory!