SIREN – The Row
Another Italian group, SIREN has put out a great release called “The Row.” This album has a really nice alternative sound without falling completely into the indie category. It even has some rock elements thrown in. This album is a nice, smooth and comfortable listen. It’s something you could road trip to, or even listen on the drive home from a long, grueling day at work. SIREN is interesting, calm, cool and collected, which makes for a great listen.
SIREN is a rare breed. They’re unique and very cool. I took an extra liking to a few of the songs off of their album The Row and this is why:
“Swan’s Tale,” is a beautiful ballad that sounds extremely personal. It’s got a dark and mysterious feel to it and I love music like that. The intro is really interesting and it gives a taste of what the rest of the song will be like. It’s dark and makes you want to keep listening to the end.
“Track 92” is definitely one of the best songs on the album. It sounds a bit like “Don’t Fear The Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult. Siren adds their own twist into the song which kind of makes it sound like a heavier rendition of the classic song. They play a lot with the guitars and I just think it benefits to the song perfectly.
“Falling Down” is my overall favorite on the album. It sounds like a violin in the background, which adds so much emotion and depth into the track. It’s a combination of different rhythms in such a short time frame, which honestly works well with his group. This song ventures into so many different places. The vocals are also always consistently on point and that always helps. The violin playing gives this song a unique sound that the other songs don’t have.
Overall, SIREN is an extremely well-rounded group of musicians. They throw in small things that makes them stand out amongst the rest of the bands in the rock-alternative genre. The incorporate their Italian heritage with the rock vibes and that’s what makes this group succeed. Their use of instrumentals are perfect in every single song on this album, especially the violin age in “Falling Down.” If SIREN continues doing their thing and strives to be different every single time, there is no doubt in my mind that they will become the next big thing. Their originality and talent alone is enough to help this group rise to greatness.
– Michelle Lopez