Artist/ Band: Sun Caged
Title: Artemisia
Label: Lion Music
Year of Release: 2007
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The Review:

Four years have passed and now Sun Caged is down to one original member, guitarist Marcel Coenen. The music on this new version of the band is similar but expands slightly outward on their new album Artemisia. Rest assured they havenít deviated from the progressive metal genre. In fact Iíd say itís more of an improvement since the new singer, Paul Adrian Villarreal has a more accessible voice than his predecessor Andre Vuurboom.

Song-wise the music are more concise and better than the first album. Not saying the first album was bad, just this is much better. The one thing is that they stay too much in the style with the faster than light guitar shredding but then again itís on the Lion Music label, which is famous for that style. This is also a genre Iím familiar with but have never analyzed it like the way I have of itís cousin progressive rock. However I would recommend this band and their new release Artemisia to fans of Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation, Symphony X and similar bands.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on July 24th, 2007


1. Lyre's Harmony (7:22)
2. A Fair Trade (6:26)
3. Unborn (6:27)
4. Bloodline (9:30)
5. Painted Eyes (4:26)
6. Engembert The Inchworm (4:36)
7. Afraid To Fly (7:09)
8. Dialogue (8:24)
9. Departing Words (8:05)
10. Doldrums (7:31)

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