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Truth Of Fiction - 2002 Truth Of Fiction

Bennard Slaton - vocals, bass
Eric Sands - guitars, vocals
Mark Dixon - drums, percussion

I must confess to knowing very little about this Atlanta based band, but their style certainly sits comfortably here at G-DAZE. Bringing back some 'retro' to the cooking pot, Truth Of Fiction are going to draw immediate comparisons to Texans Kings X, due to their power trio status, and black bass player/singer Bennard Slaton.. surely the new Doug Pinnick? Chuck in there the likes of Crown Of Thorns, and Living Color, and you indeed have a recipe for success. They've even played on the same bill as some of Atlanta's greats, Mothers Finest and Sevendust included.

The Songs
Apart from the soul-fuelled vocals of Slaton, the other star of the show is guitar god Eric Sands. He's been around a bit, so it's nice to see him involved in a band situation that highlights his obvious talent. You wanna hear talent? Check out the outrageous solo at the tail-end of 'Spinning Sky'. Air guitar-players take note. I'm sure you'll be the ones doing some spinning. 'Spread A Little Love' is a cool track, which you can imagine someone like Jean Beauvoir singing. They tune into funkier rhythms on 'World Fallin' Down', 'Everywhere I Go', 'Live And Learn' and 'I Believe'. I love the vibe on 'House Of Strange', a tale of whorehouse antics, while 'Y.O.U' and 'White World/Black World' are a pair of heavier tracks with crunching guitar rhythms. Notwithstanding, this album is surprising catchy, and integrates the flashy guitar heorics of Sands with the earthy back-end tones of Slaton and Dixon.

In Summary
Though the road travelled is not exactly new ground for Truth Of Fiction and considering many of those aforementioned bands found success about a decade ago, what does this say about the current musical trend? I for one will be interested to how these guys fare during 2002. If indeed they do well, then watch for a brace of copycats jumping on the bandwagon. Funny how music goes around in circles.


Track Listing:
01 So Damn Clear To Me
02 Spinning Sky
03 Spread A Little Love
04 White World/Black World
05 World Fallin' Down
06 Y.O.U
07 Everywhere I Go
08 House Of Strange
09 Live & Learn
10 Highway
11 Ride Ya
12 I Believe

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#1 | rkbluez on February 21 2012 23:26:49
Love this CD too bad it got no promotion...any one into bands like Total Eclipse, Egypt (DC Funk/metal band) check them out...this kicks ass.
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