by Destiny Potato
Last year Shaunt Sulahian, lead guitarist of LA-based progressive metal outfit Blackmore, wrote a guest article on the top 5 albums of the year. While pretty much everything I knew about metal led me to believe that Nothing More’s self-titled album was the best of the year, Sulahian chose it second to Lun by Destiny Potato.
While I am still a die-hard believer that Nothing More is the best overall album since Rise Against’s Endgame, I am deeply impressed by Destiny Potato, which hails from Serbia in what was formerly Yugoslavia. DP, despite having the silliest name of the year, has put together a collection of amazing music, with incredibly talented David Maxim Milic, a graduate of the Berklee School of Music, on guitar, Milan Jejina Yeqy on drums and Alexsandra Djelmas on vocals. Djelmas has an incredibly sweet voice, matched with a range and growl that come out unexpectedly in live performance. She is a real talent, and has begun work on a solo project as well, which I hope does not derail Destiny Potato’s path to success and hopeful destiny to tour the US. (I hope they go to Idaho, it is their destiny….ugh!)
Dan Adler was raised in Southern California to a mom and dad, one of whom appreciated Creedence and left wing anti-war politics. By the teenage years, Dan became obsessed with Black Sabbath, listening to the same seven albums repeatedly for 5 years. During this time, his favorite concert experience was seeing Metallica open for a bunch of bands that no longer exist and winning the 1st ever Santa Cruz Air Guitar contest. After several years in Africa listening and dancing to Chimurenga music, Dan returned to have the two best children in the world, one of whom spends a lot of time at concerts with him. What a lucky dad!