SUNNA

"One Minute Science" (Virgin/Astralwerks/Melankolic; 2000)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Sunna utilize a weird half'n'half approach. Some of the songs are like an industrialized version of modern hard rock ("I'm Not Trading") or heavy pop ("Power Struggle"). The other half seem almost to be R.E.M. outtakes complete with string sections ("Preoccupation") or have a quasi-U2 "Pop"-era sound ("Too Much").

Sunna's split personality disorder culminates in what is essentially the sounds of two mini-CDs for the price of one. Diversity is a really cool thing to have (witness the ultra-genius of Queen, Saigon Kick, Extreme, etc.), but Sunna basically play two sides and not the entire field like their predecessors.

"One Minute Science" is being marketed as alternative pop/rock, but quite frankly its got enough club/dance and trip/hop influences to not qualify as a rock CD, let alone a metal CD.

Today's mindless pop loving radio spoon-fed masses will love Sunna. I don't and neither will you. 

"One Minute Science" was produced by Sunna and Neil Davidge.

Sunna is Jon Harris, Ian MacLaron, Flatline, and Richie Mills.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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