Toronto-based psych band Comet Control have released their third album, Inside the Sun, just the other day, following a five-year break since their 2016 album Center of the Maze. Inside the Sun is a psychedelic, experimental rock album with eight long tracks that quench fan’s thirst for new music.
Comet Control was formed in the Spring of 2013 after the break-up of Quest for Fire, a group that included Chad Ross and Andrew Moszynski. Guitarists Ross and Moszynski are joined by fellow founder and bassist Nicole Ross, keyboardist Jay Lemak, drummer Marco Moniz and Godspeed You Black Emperor’s Sophie Trudeau. According to an interview with New Noise Magazine, Inside the Sun was written and recorded by Ross and Moszynski—a duo that shares a lot of history, especially chemistry when performing together.
Inside the Sun starts off with a seven-minute track titled “Keep On Spinnin’.” The guitar-driven track captivates the audience instantly, particularly with the 10-second drum solo that introduces the song’s mesmerizing guitar riffs. The distortions mid-song ruins the rhythm of the track, making it lose its flow and seem a bit choppy.
The dynamic Canadian band leans to more hard rock sounds than usual, particularly in “Welcome To The Wave” and “Secret Life.” The distorted electric guitars and heavy bass and drums beam in these tracks. Yet, Comet Control manages to keep their mellow tone through Chad Ross’ soft vocals.
The album turns to a blues-psych rock mix with “Good Day to Say Goodbye.” The seven-minute track is full of distorted guitars but emits intimate and relaxing energy. This track showcases Comet Control’s passion through the intense guitar solo that is included in the final minute of the track. The title track, “Inside The Sun,” puts in mind Comet Control’s first album Comet Control, through the cosmic sounds they so fondly use.
The band unleashes their creativity in their new material, mixing noise-rock, garage, fuzz and psych sounds. If fans love their first two albums, they are sure to fall in love with Inside the Sun, as it is the perfect mix of old and new sounds from the band. The band revisits some of their favorite breezy psych sounds and adds a touch of sunny strings that provide rare energy.