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Sisare - Leaving the Land

Sisare - Leaving the Land

Label : V.R. Label Finland | Archive under prog / sympho metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Job : Sisare hails from Finland and makes proggy indie/folk that reminds me of Leprous, Mumford & Sons, Biffy Clyro and Porcupine Tree. The band takes its influences from the old branches of ye olde prog tree (King Crimson, Genesis, Deep Purple and Rush) but The Beatles and Pink Floyd also appear in the background and the band manages to make it all sound exquisite. Expect lots of dynamic shifts in songs that either happen laid back enough so to not make them jarring or shifts that just sound well thought through.

Opener ‘Escape’ and ‘Mountains’ are very clear examples of how you write a song that’s incredibly focused, catchy enough to stick after just one listen but incorporate enough interesting twists so that even the average purist finds something to love. The band isn’t heavy, and much rather dives into the dreamy and determined. Their front man Severi Puera is also a massive asset – his worn and developed voice sounds soothing one moment, only to sound powerful and decisive the next. Songs might be a tad long, but because they’re so filled to the brim with dynamic shifts, none of them feel forced or drawn out. This record is quite the achievement – don’t sleep on this.

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