Power of Metal.dk Review

Perils of the Deep Blue
Style: Gothic Metal
Release date: 28 June, 2013
Playing time: 67:48

Band leader and main song writer Morten Veland has outdone himself on this new Sirenia album; everything has taken at least a step ahead. And he isn't the only one: Ailyn feels and sounds like an integrated part of the well oiled machine, and she has improved a lot over the years. Her vocal performance is the one the key factors why this album is their best to date.

After a short intro the album is blown wide open with a song that represents everything Sirenia is about; strong guitar riffs, epic choirs, symphonic orchestration and a dark underlying atmosphere. And the impressive songs don't stop there, stop and take a listen to the 2 songs in Morten's native language Norwegian: "Ditt Endelikt" ("Your Demise") and "Stille Kom Døden" ("Quiet Came Death"), where they take their style to another level.

"Perils of the Deep Blue" is without a doubt their best, most mature and versatile album to date; they take us into untested territory with ease and pass the test with flying colors. Maybe not an instant classic, but at least a very, very good album!

01. Ducere Me In Lucem
02. Seven Widows Weep
03. My Destiny Coming To Pass
04. Ditt Endelikt
05. Cold Caress
06. Darkling
07. Decadence
08. Stille Kom Døden
09. The Funeral March
10. Profound Scars
11. A Blizzard Is Storming
12. Chains
13. Blue Colleen
Label: Nuclear Blast
Distribution: Sony Music (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 26 June, 2013
Website: Sirenia