Earth’s Yellow Sun’s core members are Josh Hanff on Guitars, Michael Murray on Guitars, Gio Campanelli on Keyboards, Duncan Stan on Bass and Julien Bigras on Drums, The album was produced by Chris Bruder & Josh Hanff of Brouhaha Productions. But there was no shortage of collaboration on this album, including The EYS Saxophone Collective, The Infernal Choir and over a half dozen other guest artists.
Earth’s Yellow Son also draw from a huge range of musical style within metal itself. Their style draws a lot from Djent but also wanders into classic Dream Theatre style prog. EYS also do not shy away from a minimalist setting, in fact, the beginning and end of the album are almost transitional lullabies to help you cope with the fantastic lunacy you will and then just have experienced. The album proudly displays that “No drum samples, amp simulators or virtual instruments were used in the making of this record.” It is clear that these guys take their music seriously.
The Infernal Machine is an album in the true sense of the word. That is, the songs flow into each other and there is a sense of it being a versatile amalgam of musical styles while also a thoroughly developed niche. It all comes together with staggering technical ability, creativity and skill to create this behemoth of a record. I say that because not only is this an ambitious album but it is also a concept album about a giant Robot that takes over the (fucking) world. Yeah. So, I would keep an eye on these guys if you enjoy some serious nerd rock. Fans of Meshuggah through to Guthrie Govan will love Earth’s Yellow Son. Be sure to catch them at locations all over Toronto,
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Review by: Gideon Greenbaum-Shinder
Edited by: Jesse Kline