Siren are a band from Ohio that plays a mixture of black, doom and heavy metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "A Kingdom Aflame" which was released by Draconum Records.
Clean yet distorted playing starts off the album along with some drum beats a few seconds later and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile the music foes for more of a heavy and melodic sound that mixes doom and black metal together and adds in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Blast beats can be heard during the faster sections of t he music and the vocals combine black metal screams, deep death metal growls and clean singing power metal vocals together while t he solos and leads add in more of a traditional metal and NWOBHM musical vibe to the bands musical style.
At times the music brings in elements of thrash and the songs also bring in a great mixture of both clean and heavy parts and you can also hear a lot of doom metal influences in the slower sections of the songs and as the album progresses the music starts getting more atmospheric in some parts of the recording and they also bring in a brief instrumental acoustic track before returning back to a heavier musical direction on the following tracks.
Siren plays a musical style that is very heavily rooted in doom metal but also mixes in the aggression of black metal and the melody of traditional metal to create a musical sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Siren are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fire & Blood" "Bastard Of The Dreadfort" and "The Devil Rides Out". 8 out of 10.