Sirenia - 'Dim Days Of Dolor' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/f8/32/35/Sirenia-Dim-Days-Of-Dolor-86-1487018472.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     February 13, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
324   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Label

Genre

Overblown, pompous and grandiose with multi-layered vocals, clever arrangements and strong musicianship.

Sirenia have, in many ways, always given the big names in the Symphonic Metal genre (Epica, Nightwish, Delain etc.) a run for their money. Why they aren't as well-known as their counterparts is probably down to the constantly revolving door of vocalists they've had over the years, a new singer seemingly appearing on nearly every new album released by the band. And 'Dim Days Of Dolor' is no exception to this rule with Sirenia introducing new chanteuse Emmanuelle Zoldan on lead vocals. Zoldan is a trained Opera singer who has been with Sirenia as part of their backing choir for over a decade and I hope that her new status as main vocalist will be a permanent one.

When it comes to the musical side of things, once again it's a mix of Epica/Delain-like Symphonic Rock with bucket loads of melody thrown into the fray. It is, as you would expect, overblown, pompous and grandiose with multi-layered vocals, clever arrangements and strong musicianship.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music


Sirenia, with an eye for a great hook, have really pushed the boat out for this new release. We get the triumvirate of 'Goddess Of The Sea', 'Dim Days Of Dolor' and 'The 12th Hour' opening the album, all great songs with a decidedly Epica feel to them. Zoldan soon shows us why she was chosen and the band play with a real zeal. This trio is followed by one of the best songs I've heard from the Symphonic genre in many a moon, the wonderfully melodic and catchy 'Treasure And Treason'. A track that contains all of those elusive elements that are sure to make it a fan favourite. Others offerings worth highlighting are the stunning 'Ashes To Ashes', with its wonderful piano work, the striking 'Playing With Fire', a song full of caustic riffs tempered by a smooth and melodic vocal from Zoldan, and the closing ballad 'Aeon's Embrace', where again we have Zoldan proving just why she deserves to be where she is.

Hopefully Sirenia will stick with this line-up for a long time because if they do, they have on their hands, with the inclusion of Zoldan, the winning ingredient that they've been looking for. 'Dim Days Of Dolor' is, simply put, a belter.

Ian Johnson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  April 2017  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
       1  2
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 days, 14 hours ago
  • LeChef : Thumbs up!!!
  • Central Elec : Five new live reviews!
  • Hysteria : Wow! GREAT Abums! What a fantastic read!!! Kudos to you guys for including an album review by "The Hoff". KITT will love it!!! : - )
  • Central Elec : Landmark reviews 4991 - 5000 are online
  • Berny : Landmark reviews 4981 - 4990 are online, have fun! :)
  • Central Elec : Landmark Album Reviews 4971 - 4980 are online.
  • Berny : Check out our EXCLUSIVE interview with AndrĂ© Andersen of ROYAL HUNT!
  • Berny : More information can be found here: «link»
  • Berny : @moorby_vj_li: Many thanks for your purchase. If you bought a physical copy of the magazine, you can download the bonus disc from the menu on top (Fireworks - > Bonus CD 77).
  • moorby_vj_li : Hi All, I have purchased Issue 77 but can not see a link to download the music, where would I go, thank you in advance
  • Berny : GRAVE DIGGER exclusive UK video premiere of 'Lawbreaker'! Check out the news!
  • Berny : The new Fireworks section is now live! In the TOP MENU bar, please navigate to "Fireworks" - > "Fireworks Online" to read interviews with Eclipse, Tokyo Motor Fist, House Of Lords, Art Of Anarchy, Battle Beast & Monster Truck.
  • Berny : Many thanks Casper! :)
  • Casper : Thanks Berny ordered
  • Berny : @Casper @all: Fireworks Magazine #78 news item is now online, bonus interviews will follow this weekend. We have some interesting stuff coming in the next couple of days, including an album reviews special.
  • Casper : Berny
  • Casper : sorry Berny
  • Casper : Sorry Berny
  • Casper : Thanks Benny
  • Berny : @Casper: Fireworks 78 is already avaiable from the Mini % Donwload Stores on Rocktopia. The full press release as well as the updated FW section will be posted tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!
  • Casper : Fireworks 78 any news
  • Berny : @EDUARDVH: Thank you! :)
  • EDUARDVH : THE BEST
  • EDUARDVH : A GREAT MAGAZING
  • Hysteria : Great new reviews guys! :)
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny I sent the email
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Please send a mail to «email»
  • SeaDog57 : Help!!! having trouble with Fireworks 77 download 7 Zip won't extract the files
  • Rocktopia Te : Listen to the new track by KOBRA AND THE LOTUS: Check out the News section!
  • Berny : 5500+ reviews on Rocktopia!

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle