Sirus - Broken Hearts Corporate Minds
Harsh EBM So in October my favorite record label DWA--which I must stress that it no longer stands for DeathWatch Asia as of last year, if you look on anything released after July, it says Digital World Audio--Anyways, yes, DWA announced the signing of Australia's Sirus. I was completely blown away by the four tracks that were available to preview and pre-ordered their then-forthcoming album, "Broken Hearts Corporate Minds" and eagerly awaited for it to come in the mail from Japan on-or-around December 14th.

While I was waiting for the album, I discovered that it would be their sophomore album and that they self-released an album called "Falling Through Dystopia" back in 2008. Purchased. Then I found they had a free digital EP called "Venomous Frequencies" available on their website and downloaded that too so I could try and have a better idea of what Sirus sounds like, then go back and listen to the four tracks I got immediately for pre-ordering, and then anticipate the new album.

Pop the CD in. ... W O W ! This pretty much encompasses everything I love hearing in music personally. It's got beautiful, angelic female vocals, harsh male vocals given a little distortion, which gives a beautiful contrast against the high operatic notes showcased by Danielle McKay as showcased in the tracks "The Monster I Am," and "Our Cities Are Burning." Throw in hypnotic beats, synthesizers, and what's that? Some dub-step?! Hooray! Another band that knows how to incorporate it proper! They join the ranks of Die Sektor, Cease2Xist, The .invalid, Cryogenic Echelon & Ruinizer in my book. Only subtle hints of it to compliment the songs structure rather than drag nails across chalkboard.

The album on CD clocks in at a most righteous 79:49! That leaves only 11 seconds of void. How many albums do you get like that? A lot of albums don't even touch an hour. 1 intro, 9 solid, epic tracks backed with 3 remixes--which are exclusive to the physical format--from FGFC820, Nitro/Noise & C-Lekktor.

EBM-Electro-Opera-Metal-Trance

This is a band I would really love to come to the U.S. so I implore you to check them out. Like I said, they're from Australia so it will be an investment to have the band come to the U.S. Show them to your friends, ask the DJ's at clubs/ events to play Sirus. They're really like a breath of fresh air when you're flooded with such mediocrity.
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Sirus - Broken Hearts Corporate Minds

So in October my favorite record label DWA--which I must stress that it no longer stands for DeathWatch Asia as of last year, if you look on anything released after July, it says Digital World Audio--Anyways, yes, DWA announced the signing of Australia's Sirus. I was completely blown away by the four tracks that were available to preview and pre-ordered their then-forthcoming album, "Broken Hearts Corporate Minds" and eagerly awaited for it to come in the mail from Japan on-or-around December 14th.

While I was waiting for the album, I discovered that it would be their sophomore album and that they self-released an album called "Falling Through Dystopia" back in 2008. Purchased. Then I found they had a free digital EP called "Venomous Frequencies" available on their website and downloaded that too so I could try and have a better idea of what Sirus sounds like, then go back and listen to the four tracks I got immediately for pre-ordering, and then anticipate the new album.

Pop the CD in. ... W O W ! This pretty much encompasses everything I love hearing in music personally. It's got beautiful, angelic female vocals, harsh male vocals given a little distortion, which gives a beautiful contrast against the high operatic notes showcased by Danielle McKay as showcased in the tracks "The Monster I Am," and "Our Cities Are Burning." Throw in hypnotic beats, synthesizers, and what's that? Some dub-step?! Hooray! Another band that knows how to incorporate it proper! They join the ranks of Die Sektor, Cease2Xist, The .invalid, Cryogenic Echelon & Ruinizer in my book. Only subtle hints of it to compliment the songs structure rather than drag nails across chalkboard.

The album on CD clocks in at a most righteous 79:49! That leaves only 11 seconds of void. How many albums do you get like that? A lot of albums don't even touch an hour. 1 intro, 9 solid, epic tracks backed with 3 remixes--which are exclusive to the physical format--from FGFC820, Nitro/Noise & C-Lekktor.

EBM-Electro-Opera-Metal-Trance

This is a band I would really love to come to the U.S. so I implore you to check them out. Like I said, they're from Australia so it will be an investment to have the band come to the U.S. Show them to your friends, ask the DJ's at clubs/ events to play Sirus. They're really like a breath of fresh air when you're flooded with such mediocrity. Mar 15 2014

Miles Jones

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