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CD SIRENIA Perils of the Deep Blue Review

SIRENIA

Perils of the Deep Blue

2013

 

 

THE SIRENS ARE CALLING

 

 

The brainchild of Norway’s Morten Veland, Sirenia have been around for six albums now, and while the name was familiar this is the first time I’ve sat down and listened. It’s of course a dose of Symphonic Metal that the Europeans do so well, but this release has such a majesty it is one of the few times you could really imagine a cold dead composer nod their skull in appreciation.

 

 


After the prelude ‘Perils of the Deep Blue’ first throws up a rather dark ‘Seven Widows Weep’ which manages to recall a gruffer Nightwish melds a nice mix of dark male and ethereal female vocals. It’s the standout track here and the one that will get the video treatment and single release.

 

 


If you love your Symphonic Metal though there’s a lot more to engage you on what is a thoroughly enjoyable album of its type. There are a few missteps though with ’My Destiny Coming to Pass’ a little by-numbers. It’s the Norweigan language songs here though that provide some of our highlights with the very Melodic ‘Ditt Endelikt’ (Your Demise) simply soaring away before the choir hits full stride on the swirling ‘Cold Caress’.

 

 


‘Stille Kom Doden’ is perhaps the most haunting track here though and at over twelve minutes is an Epic in every sense of the word: a song you can just fall into. And just when you think they’ve peaked ‘A Blizzard is Storming’ has you wanting more. A band well worth taking the plunge and exploring.

 

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD SIRENIA Perils of the Deep Blue Review2013