FOUR STAR ALARM: The Siren Sound: CD

May 13, 2011

I remember when this Chicago band’s first EP came out awhile back, and some naysayers slagged it off saying it was too “emo.” I’m not hearing anything like that here. Jeff Dean (The Bomb, Noise By Numbers) on guitar ensures that it will just be a rock fest. Theodore Moss’s vocals are confident and assured and the rhythm section of Eric Kane and Greg Mytych propel the songs along with precision and emotion. “Degeneration Kids” has a hook-filled chorus that will drag you in to its intensity. “Knife” builds a groove and keeps it going to good effect into a soaring chorus. Good stuff all around, now if they could only find the time to tour!

 –koepenick (Solidarity)