I feel like I must review this album. I also must tell you all up front that this isn’t music I listen to at all, but I feel compelled to talk about this album. Siamese is a rock band from Denmark and the music on “Shameless” is so far away from the metal I listen to but it’s just….good. It’s catchy, it has a good sound to it, the writing is actually good for something I thought was going to be just radio rock trash (it’s not all safe from that thought though), the production is grand but the thing that sells it to me the most is the talent within the vocals. The songs on “Shameless” seem to have an ongoing theme to em (sex and ladies n stuff) and it just pops. It’s confusing my brain and my head hurts.
It’s not that I listen to only brutal death metal and black metal as I am a huge fan of rock bands like Muse, Radiohead, Chevelle, Deftones and more but it’s very rare that a newer rock band catches my ear like Siamese does. If you notice a trend with those bands listed is that the vocalists are very talented and Siamese caught my attention with the singing first, then I opened up to the music more and then it just grabbed me. For being radio friendly modern rock, it’s good for what it is. It’s rather diverse in it’s song writing with it’s poppy moments, it’s rocking moments and yes…even it’s annoying moments. They totally use a Justin Timberlake line on the song “Tunnelvision” and sometimes the music/lyrics make my eyes roll but “Shameless” has some moments that really shine on it and it makes the album as a whole a fun listen.
Keep an open mind, this is coming from a guy who wants screams and blast beats 99% of the time, and enjoy the album for what it is. Enjoy the synth and keyboard use during the verse, tap your toes to the crunchy guitars during the chorus, sing along with Mirza’s fantastic vocals and simply let yourself open up to something new and creative. There is a lot rock/metal fans can enjoy too. Then again, I think most of my target audience will simply toss this one in the bin. Give it “Shameless” a try.
Release Date: June 23rd 2017
Label: Artery Records
FFO: modern rock with some pop flair or Tesseract, Last Chance To Reason, etc.