Review SUNCZAR ‘Bearer of Light’

If you take a piece of Crowbar, a bit of Corrosion Of Conformity and a touch of Kyuss, then you inevitably end up with Sunczar. The mentioned bands are certainly not unknown to the quartet from Germany and influences are definitely recognizable.

After a foundation in 2019, the guys had with ‘The Unveiling’ a first EP, which was released in 2020. A year later the full-length debut is ready to be unleashed on the stoner community.

‘Bearer of Light’ is the title of the debut album, a longplayer which contains seven songs and an intro called ‘In Lux Veritas’. What characterizes all the songs is a heaviness, which is provided by substantial riffs, down-tuned guitars and a slow rhythm, plus the raspy voice of Krsto Balic, which adds the necessary edges to the sound of Sunczar. In addition, it is tracks like the powerful ‘Behold Your Savior’ that know how to impress with a proper groove. On the other hand, ‘Heresy’ is a song that is kept slower but roars with vehemence out of the speakers.

‘Bearer of Light’ is a well-done debut album, where good songs and enough rough edges unite to a strong unit. Sunczar don’t burst the frames of sludge and stoner with their debut, but they move on known terrain with dreamlike confidence. An excellent start.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. In Lux Veritas
  2. Bearer of Light
  3. Apathy of the Forsaken
  4. Heresy
  5. Blackness
  6. Behold Your Savior
  7. Through This Hell
  8. Back in Shadows

Label: Argonauta Records

Genre: Stoner Rock / Sludge

Release Date EU: January 21st, 2022

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