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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sirens Fall Silent - In Our Darkest Dreams

Sirens Fall Silent - In Our Darkest Dreams


Sirens Fall Silent is a metalcore band from the United States of America. There is a new breed of metalcore on the horizon, its called mathcore and for those who don’t know that that is its just pretty much technical metalcore, and also djent which is progressive style of metalcore. Although these two styles of playing metalcore have been around for quite a while now, only recently have there been a spike in the number of bands which have swarmed the underground scene, desperate for attention. Sirens Fall Silent has stated that originality is really hard to come by these days so I’m guessing that originality is the mindset of the band and if I was in a band, that would be a good place to start. I don’t know really know why, but so many bands out there today are all most hell-bent on trying to be the new B4MV or the new BMTH in hope that they will be riding the coat tails of those bands sooner or later. The reality is that 99.999% of bands don’t ever achieve this or even come close. This brings me back to Sirens fall Silent, although I cannot say that these guys are 100% original (otherwise I’d be lying) this is definitely something that is new, fresh and I like it.

The first thing that I’d like to point out that Sirens Fall Silent isn’t like your average progressive metalcore band (or djent). Typically, djent take pride on how atmospheric they can be or how emotional. A lot of people hate it, a lot of people love it but that’s not what Sirens fall Silent is all about. I think the reason why many people dislike djent is people if feels somewhat shallow which is odd because the whole point of some of these bands is to be deep. Sirens Fall Silent have taken the progressive sound and combined it with metalcore to create something that is stands out from the rest of the bands out there. This is why I’m lead to believe that these guys are more than just another progressive metalcore band or why I don’t label them as djent at all.

Another thing that makes Sirens Fall Silent stand out from the rest even more is how complex the musical structure. The complexity of this album far exceeds anything that should be classified as djent. I wouldn’t go as far as saying its mathcore though, that term isn’t something to be used for this band ever. Why? Because these guys actually have a sense of structure in their music. The aim of the game for Sirens Fall Silent from what I’ve heard isn’t to be the most technical, most complex metalcore band ever, I can assure you that.  But yeah, The musical structure is more complex than your average metalcore band such as Bullet for My Valentine or Demon Hunter. I’d say that they’d be at the same level as something like Devil Wears Prada.

I don’t know why, but I love metalcore or hardcore bands that have that juvenile vibe to their music. It makes them sound fresh, and ripe for the hearing. Although there is pride of sounding like a mature band, there is no shame in sounding juvenile either. Sirens Fall Silent have this juvenile sound to them, which is another thing that makes their music sound awesome than what it already is. There is just something about the guitar riffs, the vocal style and musical structure which give off this vibe of juvenility. But I think it’s the clean vocals that really indicates how young this band sounds like it is. I can’t really describe it for two reasons; one, because its really hard and its something that should be heard not told and secondly, because I want you to experience them for yourself. All I can tell you is that it doesn’t sound like some kind of washed up hardcore vocalist from the 90s.

There is a certain attitude that this Sirens Fall Silent has, and they have expressed them in all components of their music. They have done it in the guitar work, the vocal style but most of all in the breakdowns. I don’t know about you, but the breakdowns really give Sirens Fall Silent a sense of maturity as well as juvenility. The breakdowns that they used here are typical metalcore breakdowns that bands such as Texas in July love using. They aren’t chuggy or overly slow or sluggish. They are nice, fast but very effective at keeping the atmosphere feelings behind the music going.

Overall, I think that Sirens Fall Silent are one of the bands out there that people need to keep an eye out for. Because, each day there are more and more bands that form out there in the big wide world, which means that there is more and more poorer quality bands. This makes good bands (such as Sirens Fall Silent) harder to find so if I were you I’d go out and grab them while I can. Sirens Fall Silent have looked at the problem of originality in music going down the drain and have expressed their solution through their music. I can tell you that if you are expecting anything along the lines of avant garde or experimental metalcore, don’t. If you are one of those people who say “I’ve heard it all, and djent and mathcore are nothing new to me”, don’t.  Although they aren’t 100% original, they still bring something interesting to the table of metalcore which in my opinion is more important. In Our Darkest Dreams have given us an insight to what Sirens Fall Silent is all about, and I can tell you, it’s looking good. I recommend the In Our Darkest Dreams ep to anyone who is into bands such as The Devil Wears Prada because this should be right up your alley. I give Sirens Fall Silent’s In Our Darkest Dreams a 17/20.

3 comments:

  1. IF you think they sound good on the E.P, you have to see them Live! They're better than you can imagine live.

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  2. I totally would, if I totally could ;)

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  3. I've seen them 4 times, and I can tell you these dudes bring the house down! Twice they weren't even headlining the show, and the headliners looked stupid following them, and people were like hoping they'd take the stage again. all their stuff is great, but Equilibrium is off the hook, and Fall of a tyrant is simply sick. your right man, these dudes got nowhere to go but up.

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