This debut EP from Seris sounds like the band is serious about courting label attention. And it's not just because the sonic character of all three songs is top-notch, but also because there isn't a subpar performance in any of them. Seris sounds a lot like Nightwish with its penchant for dramatic tension and the way that it mixes classically strong vocals with crunchy guitar leads and makes rhythmic shifts that take unexpected turns without seeming forced. And it separates from that sort of thing with interesting tone choices on the edges of its atmospheric passages and in the percussion, especially the drum fills on "...And Fury." "Tamasisk" is reminiscent of Skunk Anansie, but with some of the rough edges worked out. This is progressive metal for people who like some imagination with their songwriting.
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