100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Maserati: Pyramid of the SunMaseratiPyramid of the Sun (Temporary Residence, 11/16/10)

Maserati: “We Got the System to Fight the System”

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Nearly one year prior to the release of Pyramid of the Sun, Maserati and !!! drummer Jerry Fuchs died in a tragic accident.  His loss, naturally, was a devastating blow for his many bandmates, who have cited him as the propulsive energy behind each outfit’s work ethic and driving rhythms.

So it was with heavy hearts that the remaining members of Maserati decided to finish Pyramid of the Sun, an album that Fuchs was helping to record when he passed.  The music continues the direction of the past few releases, combining spacey dance rock with old synth sounds and and elements of campy 1970s horror scores (partially, at least, thanks to contributions by Steve Moore of Zombi).  It also retains a great 1980s dance-rock vibe, and when it’s all combined, it creates the band’s release yet.

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