Sun Creature [EP]

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After leaving Fu Manchu, guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Rubin Romano formed a new band, Nebula, and continued to record for Man's Ruin. Those who heard Fu Manchu's Eatin' Dust will find Sun Creature to be quite similar. Like Fu Manchu, Nebula is greatly influenced by the classic heavy metal and hard rock of the early '70s and favors a stripped down and garage-like sound. You won't find any more pop gloss on this four-song EP than you found on Eatin' Dust -- Nebula is fueled by raw energy on the slow burners "Fly On" (which is heard as a bonus track on the EP's CD version), "Sun Creature," "Smokin' Woman" and "Rollin' My Way to Freedom." Though the similarities between Nebula and Fu Manchu are impossible to miss, this band is more apt to get into jamming and long solos. Sun Creature isn't mind-blowing, but it has enough raw energy and enthusiasm to make it enjoyable.

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