SULLVATION - The Beginning of the End - Reviewed By Metal Digest! Thursday January 25 2024, 1:29 PM
SULLVATION - The Beginning of the End - Reviewed By Metal Digest!

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   As the brainchild of Brent Sullivan, Sullvation (see what he did there?) have released their debut album ‘The Beginning of the End’. Now, Sullivan has a resume longer than your arm, but this album sees him stepping into his own. What Sullvation deliver here is a raw, but enjoyable album that isn’t afraid to lean on progressive, power or trad metal to make its point. Although this release is raw and it doesn’t do anything that hasn’t been done before, Sullivan shows that he is a multi-talented class act musician with plenty more to offer. Metal Digest

Release Date: 09/12/2023

FFO: Metal Church, Metallica, Iron Maiden

Location: Chicago, IL.

  Chicago’s SULLVATION is an explosive solo album from bassist, Brent Sullivan, who co-founded legendary underground bands Slauter Xstroyes, Winter Kill, and Mindwarp Chamber. Sullivan’s writing and musical style takes listeners on a journey from power to progressive metal, captivating all with an old school feel and modern-day touch. Notes from iconic bands reminiscent of Judas Priest, Metal Church and even Slayer ring throughout. Joining Sullivan is long-time friend and former bandmate Chuck White (ex-Ion Vein and more).

Sullivan recruited some of his favorite local Chicagoland musicians, assembling a small tribute to local talent. Treating metal fans to a variety of strong melodic vocal performances the album soars with talented metal singers including the infamous Tim “Ripper” Owens adding a special treat between tours. Amazing local lead guitarists add twists of metal, from previous bands and new collaborations featuring the shred master himself, David Shankle (ex Manowar). 

Whether a new or long-time fan of Brent Sullivan’s work and his incredible bass playing, this album, loaded with killer riffs from start to finish, is sure to please. Metal heads will appreciate the unique writing style and locals are sure to know someone adding their talents to this masterpiece. Digital downloads are now available on all streaming platforms, but SULLVATION is sure to be a treasured collector’s item, with only 500 initial physical copies created.

The Sullvation single "Screaming in Silence" from "The Beginning of the End" Features guests: Tim 'Ripper" Owens on vocals and Paul "PK Ripper" Kratky on lead!

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