Serosia
The Current State of Being


3.5
great

Review

by Wunderbar007 USER (16 Reviews)
November 3rd, 2011 | 8 replies | 2,317 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

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!



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Wunderbar007
November 3rd 2011


81 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Listen to their songs here (make sure to check out In The Wake from this EP):
http://www.myspace.com/serosia

Their 3rd EP "The Vehicle" preview can be heard here (I can't wait!!!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n5qo2g3zeU

Adabelle
November 3rd 2011


4257 Comments


Got a cool album cover. Why did you capitalise alternative metal? Looks a bit odd..

Wunderbar007
November 3rd 2011


81 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hmm...don't know but I'll get rid of it. Also, Perspective and Balance album cover is even cooler!

Adabelle
November 3rd 2011


4257 Comments


Oh and this line is a bit cliché:
"Every member here gives it his all and is exceptional at what he does."

Btw, you don't have to actually listen to me and change the review, I'm just being nitpicky?



Wunderbar007
November 3rd 2011


81 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I don't get many comments on my reviews unfortunately so I really appreciate any criticism or praise I do get. So thank you! Anyway, by that line I simply meant that nothing really seems to lack in their sound. Everything from guitar to vocals is strong. I see what you mean though.

Adabelle
November 3rd 2011


4257 Comments


Might be because of the obscurity of the bands you review, not saying that's bad, just means less people will click on it and read it. I just clicked on it because I felt like reading a review and it had the most pleasing album cover.

Wunderbar007
November 3rd 2011


81 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oh I'm sure that's the reason. No problem though, I enjoy reviewing them. Thought people would be a bit more curious though. Have you listened to these guys?

Adabelle
November 4th 2011


4257 Comments


Yeah, try and get one of the users with influence to notice a band and then they get the hits. Just listened to the two tracks from this on their myspace, it was decent.



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