Sonus Corona (Progressive Metal) - Turku, Finland
Sonus Corona is a progressive metal band formed in late 2011. The band strives to mix soft melodies with heavy riffs in a progressive style.
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"Sonus Corona" Album Review
Progressive metal has a wake up call by way of Finland band Sonus Corona's latest album "Sonus Corona". The opener "Invocation" is an atmospheric intro track that builds the tone for the upcoming wall of sound. "Deliverance" digs right in and perfectly demonstrates the sheer brilliance of the band right off the bat. The track weaves in and out of progressive rock and metal heaven throughout its five and a half minute length. "Struggle" keeps the crunchy melodic riffs coming. The track is an uplifting experience and clocking in at a little over four minutes, it has radio play written all over it. "The Window" cranks things up to 11. The influence of Dream Theater can be heard on the track with its whimsical bridges and soundscapes. The next track "T.N.D." takes the pace down a bit. It has more of a hard rock sound and really chugs along quite nicely. "Rise Above" kicks things back up and creates a sound that brings to mind Textures. The track oozes melody and hard hitting progressive riffs. "I want to see you rise above and feed the fire inside your heart" are lyrics from the track that will surely be remembered. "Nexus" is filled with clean sung melodies and some hard rock breakdowns throughout. It's doesn't let up and why should it when it sounds as good as it does. "Lucid Dreaming" takes the listener on a musical journey that is purely instrumental and magnificent. The epic closer "Till The End Of My Days" hits all the right strides and wraps things up on a high note. The overall talent of the band is on full display on this near eight minute opus of a track. The album is a progressive rock/fans dream album and shouldn't be missed.
Sonus Corona have etched themselves in the top tier of the progressive metal genre.
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Sonus Corona” and is there any meaning behind it?
Sonus Corona began as a side project between the drummer Rasmus and guitarist Ari which quickly grew into a full band. The sound of Sonus Corona is a combination of classic prog metal blended with modern influences and elements of different genres. First and foremost like any band, we create music we enjoy to play and listen. On a deeper level we hope that our music inspires and challenges the listener both musically and lyrically.
We had a different name initially which wasn't that original. We started a brainstorm of different ideas and Sonus Corona came up and we all liked it immediately. Literally, it means ”the crown of sound” or ”the edge of sound” and we enjoy both interpretations immensely.
2. What do you want listeners to take away from your "Sonus Corona" album?
A sound that combines raw aggressiveness and glimmers of light in a progressive casing. The album is made of heavy riffs, melody and groove. Of course you will hear carefully designed structures and screaming solos.
3. What can people expect from your live show?
We try to mediate the atmosphere and feel of the album infused with live energy. When we play live, we want to give the best experience we can to our fans.
4. What's your favorite track to play live?
"Till The End Of My Days" is the song we all want to include in every live set.
5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?
Tool, Textures and Porcupine Tree.
6. Any crazy show stories?
Just some mishaps with schedules and sound engineers, nothing super.
7. What’s your take on the current state of metal?
Great bands and some incredible music out there. Promising new names emerging and the old giants still releasing amazing records. That is the beauty of today. Smaller indie bands (like us) can release their music worldwide with just a few clicks. On the other hand the worldwide supply has seriously reached huge proportions compared to the demand.
8. What’s the current music scene like there in Finland both locally and country wide?
Northern metal has always had a special place in the genre and we have some big names of Finnish origin. Locally, there are many amazing bands too, but the live opportunities could be better.
9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
It's so easy to stream any kind of music legally these days from Spotify, YouTube etc. and the revenues are ridiculously small that it's completely idiotic to download music illegally.
10. What’s next for Sonus Corona?
We are currently writing new music and will enter the studio soon.
11. Any shoutouts?
We will release a single at the beginning of 2017, so follow us on Facebook to be the first to hear it!