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Philm – Fire From The Evening Sun

album by:
Philm
Version:
CD
Price:
£14.99

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On September 10, 2014
Last modified:August 14, 2018

Summary:

This album is an eerie must listen for a different slant on your usual metal genre. Imagine a unique ‘Quentin Tarantino’ movie, a romantic yet violent adventure which is somewhat addictive.

philmPhilm release their second album ‘Fire From The Evening Sun’ with the Godfather of double bass and Slayer legend; Dave Lombardo since the release of ‘Harmonic’ in 2012.

Starting with the first track ‘Train’ we are submitted to what feels like the start of an angry journey, rhythmic and energetic; what I can describe as the feeling you get when you have a bad day at work and you are in need of an acquittal of your stress. This feeling does continue periodically across the album with calmness and innovative laid back relaxation for the latter half of most tracks such as ‘Lady Of The Lake’ and ‘Lion’s Pit’.

Then we make a U-Turn with tracks such as ‘Silver Queen, ‘We Sail At Dawn’ and ‘Luxhaven’ beginning with calmness and ambience and ending with amnesty and jeering. The track ‘Omniscience’ also brings a ‘Rage Against The Machine’ vibe with interesting and poetic lyrics alongside shrill guitar work. The shortest track on this album ‘Fanboy’ is a fast and furious kick in the face tune with thrash type guitars and drums, yet euphonic and my favoured track on this album alongside ‘Blue Dragon’, which takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotion.

To end our journey, we are indulged to a bed time story with dreamy and tranquil vocals for the final track ‘Corner Girl’. The lyrics “It really was a thrill” at the end of this song really does sum up the album as a whole.

Fire From The Evening Sun is an eerie must-listen for a different slant on your usual metal genre. Imagine a unique ‘Quentin Tarantino’ movie, a romantic yet violent adventure which is somewhat addictive.

Not an album for everyone’s taste but don’t knock it – just try it!

Philm are:
Dave Lombardo – Drums
Gerry Nestler – Vocals
Pancho Tomaselli – Bass

The Album:

1. Train
2. Fire From The Evening Sun
3. Lady Of The Lake
4. Lion’s Pit
5. Silver Queen
6. We Sail At Dawn
7. Omniscience
8. Fanboy
9. Luxhaven
10. Blue Dragon
11. Turn In The Sky
12. Corner Girl

Websites:
https://www.facebook.com/PHILMOfficial
https://twitter.com/PhilmOfficial

This album is an eerie must listen for a different slant on your usual metal genre. Imagine a unique ‘Quentin Tarantino’ movie, a romantic yet violent adventure which is somewhat addictive.

About Del Preston

So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.