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Release date: 11 April 1983
Style: Progressive heavy metal

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01. Sirens
02. Holocaust
03. I Believe
04. Rage
05. On The Run
06. Twisted Little Sister
07. Living For The Night
08. Scream Murder
09. Out On The Streets
10. Lady In Disguise [1994 CD reissue bonus]
11. The Message [1994 CD reissue bonus]
12. Target [Demo] [2002 Metal Blade reissue bonus]
13. Living On The Edge Of Time [Demo] [2002 Metal Blade reissue bonus]
14. Island Of The Kings [Hidden Track] [2002 Metal Blade reissue bonus]
15. In The Dream [Acoustic Version] [2011 EarMusic reissue bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1983: 20

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Re-released in 1994 with 2 bonus tracks, then again in 2002 by Metal Blade with 3 bonus tracks, and then once more in 2011 by EarMusic with 1 more bonus track.

Guest review by
nicaZe

Rating:
7.8
So, here's where it began for one of the world's coolest metal bands, the impervious Savatage, and while it may not be considered their best work, Sirens shows the band at a level of high aggression they wouldn't reclaim until the legendary Hall Of The Mountain King. Despite the climate of the metal scene at the time, their debut doesn't really sound like anything that was knocking around, and it still has an original, timeless quality. Even though Jon Oliva wouldn't introduce Broadway elements into his music until the epic Gutter Ballet, you can still hear some theatricality here, especially during the bitching title track, which opens the album with one of Criss Oliva's best and most venomous riffs. Hell, there's no disputing this is the best song on here (with the exception of the mighty, Judas Priest-riddled ''Rage''), I mean, just take one listen to that middle eight. Jon's shrieks are so high they could break glass. It's the kind of moment that makes you love this band.

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slim pickings - 25.02.2012 at 02:53  
  No comments here yet? I'm amazed such a good album gets such little recognition; surely the album is far from perfect, but the songwriting and performance are really good, the music is expressive and full of energy.
Vasil de Shumen - 13.07.2012 at 15:31  
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Written by slim pickings on 25.02.2012 at 02:53

No comments here yet? I'm amazed such a good album gets such little recognition; surely the album is far from perfect, but the songwriting and performance are really good, the music is expressive and full of energy.


Simple but beautiful arrangements, amazing riffs and solos, aggressive and emotional vocals ... As a whole - one of the masterpieces of this great band !!!

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