Sunk Loto Songs Ranked

Sunk Loto are an Australian alternative metal band formed in Gold Coast, Queensland in 1997. The band’s founding members are Dane Brown on drums, his brother Jason Brown on vocals, Luke McDonald on guitar and Sean Van Gennip on bass guitar. Sunk Loto signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia when the members average age was 16 years. They released two studio albums, Big Picture Lies (13 October 2000) and Between Birth and Death (17 November 2003), both reached the ARIA Albums Chart top 50. The group disbanded in December 2007 & after a 15 year hiatus the original members have reformed the band in 2022. Sunk Loto formed as a heavy metal band, Messiah, in the Gold Coast, Queensland in March 1997 by Dane Brown on drums, his brother Jason Brown on lead vocals, Luke McDonald on guitar and Miles Matheson on bass guitar. Originally named Messiah, Jason Brown had met Luke McDonald at a local music store, Jason brought his younger brother Dane to practice sessions and McDonald’s school mate, Sean Van Gennip joined the band when Miles decided to part ways. Sean Van Gennip completed the new line-up. A year later they changed their name due to a London band of that name: Jason explained “we looked up Messiah in the dictionary and one of the meanings was ‘liberators of the oppressed’ so we took the first letter of each word to form LOTO and SUNK from the sinking of the first name.” Here are all of Sunk Loto songs ranked.

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10. 5 Years of Silence (Between Birth and Death, 2003)

“The vocalist has a very unique tone and style to his voice but is not unlike a corey from a stone sour album with aggressive screaming and intricate harmonies both present.  If your into nu-metal and want to listen to a hard rocking band you should really check this guys out”

9. Empty and Alone (Between Birth and Death, 2003)

“There are no real guitar solos but lots of nice melodies and chunky grooves not disimilar to stone temple pilots purple album’, and is such a vast improvement from sunk loto’s first album, it hardly sounds like the same band.”

8. Soul Worn Thin (Between Birth and Death, 2003)

“Each member have become very talented on their instrument mastering some very technical riffs and time signature, the drummer is the most notably improved with some very wild flair behind his kit, he has really mastered those foot pedals.”

7. Lift (Society Anxiety, 1999)

“This is the ultimate nu metal answer to grunge Silverchair. These are teenagers as well. Couldn’t tell the difference between a seasoned nu metal band and a rookie here. Amazing.”

6. Vinegar Stroke (Society Anxiety, 1999)

“Society Anxiety is an enjoyable EP full of groovy riffs, pseudo-rapping, and the occasional good scream. It admittedly sounds like the less popular little brother to many other nu/alt metal releases of the 90s, but thankfully Sunk Loto looked up to the better side of that movement.”

5. Submission (Society Anxiety, 1999)

“This is such a beautifully worded song. The lyrics, the music and, especially, the feeling, they come together perfectly. I can’t be happier that this is the first song of theirs that I heard”

4. Sunken Eyes (Big Picture Lies, 2000)

“The rock scene in Australia in the late 90’s/early 2000’s was just insane. Would’ve killed to see these guys at a big festival concert like this. The energy of the crowd and the lack of phones in the air is astonishing.”

3. Everything Everyway (Between Birth and Death, 2003)

“A few songs do have a grungy radio rock sound similar to Silverchair, but these guys for the most part are extremely derivative of Deftones. In the end I prefer the more upbeat Superheist as my go to Australian nu metal band, although it’s still a shame this band never took off, since they were clearly one of the more creative mainstream Australian rock bands at the time.”

2. Make You Feel (Big Picture Lies, 2000)

“This is defiantly the best song by them, it’s so brutal I love the screaming and the sounds of the guitar. It’s also quite catchy too! This song is just gorgeous and aggressive”

1. Starved (Between Birth and Death, 2003)

“Great lyrics and great song! Every time I hear this song my eyes close automatically and I am transformed to a different world. Cheers! This song is absolutely perfect! The lyrics as well as the chorus just sends chills when you hear it!”