SyrrahSyrrahBy Kate Gamble
Syrrah's self-titled album is comprised of seven tracks that can be best described as progressive or alternative rock with a hint of metal. While there is a certain heaviness that exists in each track, the vocals lean slightly more towards a Dream Theater vibe, leaving a little to be desired as you might be craving metal after hearing seemingly sinister intros.
But that ultra-heavy metal sound never quite comes through, making it a bit more palatable to those who prefer more melodic rock. Most tracks over five minutes, and with decent production on the album the sound is far from anything mainstream.
One noticeable song that we can't ignore is "Succubi," a first-person story of meeting a woman in a bar and repeating to her, "Let me stick my tongue in you while you close your eyes." The song builds into something that is almost too excessive to be taken seriously, on the verge of becoming reminiscent of Tenacious D, but recovers by the end of the track.
Our advice is to take it about as seriously as you would take Dio. Have fun with it. That's what it's there for.