Friday, September 23, 2016

CD Review: Artifex Pereo Return With Sophomore Release & SIRES Look To Sell Their "Soul"

From Louisville, KY comes the return of Artifex Pereo with their sophomore album "Passengers." After their critically acclaimed debut album, they grown their sound on the road, performing alongside bands like Norma Jean and Emery. Their new eleven-song release begins with the spaced-out intro of "Re-entry," before the progressive-rock feel of the up-tempo "First, Do No Harm" and the steady rhythm of "Paper Ruled All" that includes the intense screams of the chorus. They master the perfect melody between the tempo changes of "Soft Weapons" and "Age Of Loneliness." The album wraps up with the intense delivery of "Enterprise Of Empire," the piano ballad "As History Would Have It" and jazzy/rock layers of "Static Color." Artifex Pereo are currently on tour in the U.S. until mid-October. To find out more about their latest release "Passengers," please visit their Facebook page at

Next, from the heartland of the state of Iowa comes the rock trio SIRES with their latest release titled "Soul For Sale." The album was produced by Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons) and carries an edgier pop rock sound with some great vocal work between the three members. The new eleven-song release begins with the nostalgic, pop/rock appeal of "My Everything." They continue with the alternative rock sounds of the album's first single "She's Into Me" and the modern post-punk romp of "Turn It Up." The light, island pop tones of "God Of Love" and the doo-wop swing of "Only One" will have you checking what era their music is from as they continue to pay homage to the early days of rock 'n' roll. To find out more about SIRES and their latest release "Soul For Sale," please visit their Facebook page at

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