Rising Moon: Setting Sun
Taking a cue from technically-minded metal acts like Meshuggah and Cynic, metalcore bands are cramming 939 guitar riffs into single songs these days. But how many of them can actually craft something memorable -and dare we say -timeless? Thankfully, Rochester quintet Sirens and Sailors put as much time into the actual craft of songwriting as they do on their labyrinthine arrangements. Rising Moon: Setting Sun, Sirens and Sailors' third record album for Artery Recordings, finds the band masterfully striking a balance between ferocity and hook-laden melodies throughout it's 10 tracks.