Ten years after Candlebox slipped quietly into that good night after the release of Happy Pills, the grunge group returned in 2008 with Into the Sun. Not much had changed with the group in the meantime -- the most notable switch being the replacement of bassist Bardi Martin by Adam Kury, but that changed the sound nary a whit, as Candlebox still cranked out grunge with more in common with AOR than Sub Pop. On Into the Sun they even still show a partiality to the loping, echoey minor-key riffs that turned "Far Behind" into a hit, although they often hammer out downstroked riffs pushed a little bit too cleanly through digital processors. They're better off when they go for the ballads -- and better the plain-spoken, unapologetic AAA power ballad "Surrendering," which is surprisingly unselfconscious, than "Far Behind" variations like "A Kiss Before."
Performance CreditsCandlebox Primary Artist
Ron Aniello Piano
Dave Krusen Drums
Scott Mercado Drums,Group Member
Peter Klett Guitar,Group Member
Kevin Martin Vocals
Adam Kury Bass Guitar
Technical CreditsRon Aniello Composer,Producer
Bryan Coleman Management
Clif Norrell Engineer
Peter Klett Composer
Kevin Lee "The Little Monster" Management
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Into the Sun based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Miss good old rock? Guitar solos? Good vocals? You may be as shcoked as I was, but this is the best rock CD this year, and olny perhaps Opeth Watershed is a better CD this year (Obviously different music tho). No filler here - all great tracks Personal Favs - Underneath it All, Breath Me In, Miss You, and Kiss Before Dying.