Virtual Sun is a great album by Belgian band Machiavel. It is definitely prog, but is also highly influenced by Led Zeppelin, and the darker side of music, somewhat in the vein of Marilyn Manson. This combination of sounds results in a mixture that is very compelling and entertaining. Other influences that show up here include Pink Floyd, Genesis and Rick Wakeman. The disc even gets a bit psychedelic and a bit jazzy from time to time. Machiavel is Mario Guccio, Herve Borbo, Roland De Greel, Thierry Plars, and Mark Ysayo.
AllMusic Review by Gary Hill