Sully Erna’s debut solo album Avalon is out today on September 14. If you don’t know it, Sully is the lead vocal and main songwriter from rock band Godsmack.
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Sully Erna ‘s Avalon is not simply a good album. It is an excellent first solo record, inspiring, inventive, peaceful, a must listen and a real delight.
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Sully’s Avalon music speaks for himself.
Avalon is a real musical journey that the multi instrumentalist singer brings us. He shines in the album.
His music delivers a nice tribal soul. I really appreciate the depth of Sully’s music. You can feel his emotions and his passion. The hook comes from a constant melody and Sully’s vocals are very seductive, sexy, sensuous and smooth at once.
Sully Erna Avalon Track by Track Review
- Avalon is a strong opener for the album. This is a delicious mix of oriental and tribal rhythms with haunting female vocals.
- 7 years is the longest track that features female vocals, bass guitars and a nice consistent tribal rhythms. This excellent combination blends perfectly. The song also contains some great electric guitar work merged with cellos.
- Broken road is a beautiful piano melody piece complete with a perfect percussion. The song gives me chills and it is one of my favorite.
- Sinner’s prayer is a great choice for a glimpse of mood for the album. This is a blend warm medium tempo tribal rhythms with eastern influences. The melody remains in your mind when it is over. very enchanting.
- My Light features a dominant eastern acoustic guitar complete with flutes and an ambient sweet percussion. The melody is captivating throughout the song.
- The Rise is a great combination of african tribal rhythms and cellos with female vocals. A little complaint. Sully’s vocals are only in the background.
- Until then is a mixture of piano and cellos highlighted by Sully’s vocals, simply gorgeous and sublime. The different parts blend beautifully. Another of my favorite from the album.
- The departed features a sensual atmosphere (because of Sully’s vocals) with an acoustic guitar at around 3 :30. It combines eastern ambiance and tribal rhythms. I had the sensation of being in Prince of Persia ‘s movie.
- Eyes of a Child is an excellent combination of flutes, acoustic guitars, modern beats, classical oriental rhythms and cellos. It also contains a nice guitar solo work.
- In Through Time is an instrumental piece, very quiet and peaceful. Just beautiful.
- Cast out (Spirit Ceremony) ends the album. It is a fantastic track that incorporates aspect of indian culture from tribal rituals.
In conclusion, I haven’t enough words to describe Avalon, this debut solo Album from Sully Erna. It successfully combines haunting melodies with inspired tribal rhythms and a real sense of harmony. I really love Sully’s vocal style. Avalon is simply an excellent album and certainly is worth a listen. It is wholly captivating and brilliant. It will blow your mind.
Absolutely highly recommended for everybody. Avalon is phenomenal.
I honestly believe this record should appeal a wide of listeners from Sully Erna and Godsmack’s fans to great music lovers.