Amanda Lo: violin
Earl Maneein and Fung Chern Hwei: violin and viola
Jennifer DeVore: cello
Can a string quartet be metal? The short answer is “absolutely,” with the elaboration being that SEVEN)SUNS is probably more metal than most metal bands out there.
“Seven)Suns’ work is much more than “string quartet interprets metal songs.” That’s the easy hook, and the quickest entry point, but their incorporation of electronics, and the complexity of Maneein’s compositions and arrangements, make this group something very special and forward-looking. They should be embraced by the neo-classical community every bit as fervently as by adventurous metalheads.” -Phil Freeman, Burning Ambulance
Converting tracks from bands like Pantera, Converge, and Dillinger Escape Plan into string music seems no easy feat, but Seven)Suns did this masterfully, altering the music into something that was at times ominous, foreboding, and still elegant and graceful.
“Heavy metal string quartet and DEP collaborators Seven)Suns releasing LP”
The record (For The Hearts Still Beating) has a uniqueness to it..(they are) taking metal head on with dazzling string arrangements. In an era of chaos, “For the Hearts Still Beating” illuminates quite brilliantly.
“What screams “I love you so much, honey!” better than a) PAN-F******G-TERA, and b) four very skilled string players rocking like the dickens to this wildly intense version of a classic?”