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SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI are an instrumental post metal band from the U.K. Formed on the hottest day of July 2001 by Nick Hannon (bass) and Marlon King (guitars) the project initiated to pioneer alternative riff rock and encapsulate genres from classic and progressive rock through to avant-garde experimentation.

The duo wrote 25 tracks before contacting drummer Stevie B. and Andrew Blake who worked closely with the band to deliver textures, samples and atmospheric ambience. This completed their line up in spring 2004.

Tracks were composed as numbers (to correspond to their chronological order) and were instrumental from the onset. SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI are a equal opportunities group who refuse to compromise artistic integrity for commercial gain and their concepts have been solely devised and derived from the inspiration and influence of their surroundings.The project is self-reinforced and sustained working in liaison with multiple artists to contribute ideas, projections and theories.

In 2005 the band worked with Australian artist Seldon Hunt who has completed several pieces of work in theme with the project. Conceptual art and landscape photography have been composed by individuals within the band.The band released their self-titled debut in 2007.

SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI'S music is heavy instrumental post-metal that touches on HELMET,KYUSS and BLACK SABBATH and can be compared to other bands in this genre like LORUS,SHELTER RED and TREPHINE.Highly recommended!

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3.05 | 3 ratings
Sons of Alpha Centauri
2.00 | 1 ratings
Last Day of Summer

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 Last Day of Summer by SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI album cover Studio Album, 2009
2.00 | 1 ratings

Last Day of Summer
Sons of Alpha Centauri Experimental/Post Metal

Review by toroddfuglesteg

— First review of this album —
2 stars A three way split album between Sons Of Alpha Centauri, Treasure Cat and Alpha Cat. The latter one is the combined efforts of Sons Of Alpha Centauri and Treasure Cat.

The music is instrumental post rock with some sludge connotations. Both Sons Of Alpha Centauri and Treasure Cat has a very similar sound and approach. Which is guitar driven, slightly energetic stressing post rock. The Alpha Cat cooperation has the best songs by far.

The tracks here are decent, but nothing more. This is a pretty one dimentional album despite of having three bands here. The music is simply too boring for me. The cheeky Iron Maiden rip offs on Last Day of Summer is the best stuff here. A good track it is. The rest of this album is pretty dull, truth to be told. But fans of this genre should perhaps check out this album.

2 stars

 Sons of Alpha Centauri by SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.05 | 3 ratings

Sons of Alpha Centauri
Sons of Alpha Centauri Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Prog-jester
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3 stars Funny enough - it was me who proposed this band for inclusion, they were accepted with fare amount of enthusiasm, and I thought I can't even bother reviewing them. And here I'm submitting the very first review!

OK, SoAC is an instrumental band from UK, and they call their style as Prog Stoner or something. That's true about Stoner (atmosphere and heaviness prevail over melodies and diversity), but I ain't sure about Progressive - I'd rather regard this as Psychedelic. Nice stuff, but hardly essential or original. Less metal than sludgy PELICAN, less inventive than RUSSIAN CIRCLES, less interesting than EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, but quite enjoyable - after all, this is their debut record and they still have the whole world to conquer! If you want to support a young band, just go and buy this self-released CD directly from them or visit their show, which is (as I believe) really worthy. Recommended

Thanks to TheProgtologist for the artist addition.

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