RATINGS: A = must own B = buy it C= average D = yawn F = puke

S.U.N. (Something Unto Nothing) – S.U.N.
Robo Records

Rating: B+

S.U.N. was formed when vocalist Sass Jordan, and guitarist (yes, I said ‘guitarist’ not drummer) Brian Tichy found an old deserted shack in the mountains of Canyon Country and decided to grab up enough supplies to last them two weeks.  During that time, they wrote their amazing debut album which hits the shelves on February 12th

Guitarist Brian Tichy is the same guy who left Whitesnake to join this band. While he is an amazing drummer, as his work with Whitesnake showed, his guitar chops are equally jaw-dropping.  This dude can flat out jam! The entire album is full of licks, riffs and solos that will satisfy the biggest Iron Maiden fan on the planet. 

Tichy loves what he is doing with S.U.N. so much that he gave up a great gig as Mr. Coverdale’s skin beater to join this band.  And why the hell not, one listen to this album and all rock fans that dig music made from the heart and soul will totally get Brian’s decision to move forward.  He even gets an Eddie Van Halen style solo spot on the album where he shows that he is truly the John Bonham of guitar!

Elsewhere Sass Jordon sings, at times like an angel and at other times like the Devil’s sister.  Her vocal skills are simply out of this world.  She can be sexy, smoky, mean, rough, gentle and sassy – sometimes all in the same song.  Her skills, mixed with Tichy’s riffs and beats (he also recorded the drums on the record) are a force to be reckoned with. 

The music of S.U.N. is part rockin’ blues, part hard rock, part pop and part funk.  Even though there are many styles represented, the end result is a pure album that goes from start to finish without any clunkers.  Every song is a masterpiece and the musicianship, and vocal skills, in the band are refreshing.  Jordan and Tichy have created a real rock record full of energy and passion.  

This one is destined to be one of the best of 2013. 

By Jeb Wright