I met the singer, Mirza, before the show, and he told me I would probably have a difficult time defining their music as many others have done before.
That made me decide to take a few steps back when they enter the stage and to really focus on the music instead of the visual.
I instantly get some thoughts when SIAMESE start to play.
First of all Singer Mirza has a really great, cleancut voice, and second of all I get a feel of Coheed and Cambria meets Linkin Park. Now, don’t get me wrong, SIAMESE is no copy of any other band. They have their own sound, but my thoughts just went straight to those two bands.
I am really impressed by their interaction with the audience, and Mirza is putting on a show!
Not only the singer, though; the entire band seem to really enjoy themselves, and as the singer states they have many members of their family and friends visiting in the crowd, and of course being in their home town probably makes it even more comfortable.
Because comfortable is also a word that comes to my mind. SIAMESE seem to be very stable and comfortable with what they do and being on stage. There is no doubt in my mind that these guys know exactly where they are, what they are doing and what path they want to go.
A few song into the set I get an emo feeling of sorts, though. And now I can understand what singer Mirza meant with having problems defining them and putting them in a genre category. But then again, why do one need to put a label on a band? Why not just enjoy the music they play, right?
Again, I have to give some praise to the singer, because his timing is totally spot on, and I have a lot of respect for singers who can hit the perfect pitch and timing and also give the crowd energy visually from the stage. Impressive.
But of course he wouldn’t be able to do so if he hadn’t had a solid and great band backing him.
I say “Backing him” because I feel like the singer is the front man here, and he is the one in focus, and steals some attention from the rest of the band. I guess that is the case in most bands, and I have to say he is doing a really good job doing so.
Musically this is not really my cup of tea, but dispite my opinion, the crowd is responding really great to the band, and the talent of the band members cannot be mistaken. This band can go really far, and I predict they will.
I can totally see them playing live and getting some fans around Europe and Scandinavia. I can already now think of a couple of people in Finland who would really love this band, and I will recommend them to buy their new album and go watch them live if they get the chance, because they are tight, have great melodies and also some heavy stuff going on.
They have actually a little bit of everything, and that can never be a bad thing.
Give Me Up
Tomorrow Never Dies
You Are Not Alone
Not Coming Home
A Liar Cried Wolf
Soul & Chemical
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Christian Hjort Lauritzen