Review Summary: Not as polished as their subsequent release, but still an admirable effort
In preparation for their third EP release entitled “The Vehicle”, I thought I’d look back and reiterate why this alternative metal band from Texas is not to be missed.
Despite their relatively short time on the scene, the now four man group has already proven itself more than capable of standing tall amongst similar acts in the business. Regularly teasing their fans with new music, Serosia has managed to evolve from their initial experimental phase, namely this first EP, to an overall tighter and cleaner sound which radiated from their second release. Suffice to say, I have very high hopes for their imminent third.
“The Current State of Being”, appearing in 2007, introduced a band that, to me, seemed like it tried throwing as many creative ideas to the wall as it could and looked at what stuck. “In the Wake”, “The Room” and “Heal Me” resemble their current, more established sound of fluctuating vocals and borderline progressive instrumentals. It’s no surprise; these are also the finer tracks on the album. The very mellow “Stationary Objects” sounds like something potentially performed by Thrice, while the last two songs are straight up Nu-Metal, reminiscent of Mudvayne. As delicious as those latter tracks may be, Serosia clearly had the talents for something greater, deciding, for their second release, to fade out their weaker links.
Sadly, despite the hard work and dedication, many remain unaware of their efforts. If you’ve never heard of Serosia before, “Perspective and Balance” is the place to start and if they happen to be in your part of town, their live performances are a real treat. You’ll be amazed by Lucas D’Agatas ability in switching from clear sounding to aggressive performer on demand. You’ll then be surprised by how little repetition is present where the instruments are concerned. Every member here gives it his all and is exceptional at what he does.
“The Vehicle” should be released Saturday November 5th and from the bits I’ve heard of it, Serosia is only getting started. Don’t miss out on this!