HistoryThis goth/doom band came together as Nardya’s solo project in 2009. Long Lost Suns was a 2016 demo. Half a dozen guitarists and singers came and went. Sirens was issued in 2019.
EDELLOM - SIRENS - METAL SCRAP
There are several elements to like in Edellom. That is, as a metal fan, one could relate to different aspects of Sirens. Unfortunately and simultaneously, the band often leaves realms metallic for styles and diversions that are inferior to metal and beneath the dignity of fans of the greatest music on earth.
Sirens sounds like it should nod in the direction of Savatage and in fact begins with an intro reminiscent of Pretty Maids' Red Hot And Heavy. The group's music has little to do with those things and is a nod to doom, pop and goth. Think of the act as My Dying Bride weds in a Theatre Of Tragedy and proceeds to sit upon a Darkthrone. Yes, very clever.
The elaborate and mesmerizing artwork - it needs to be folded out to be appreciated - gives way to an album that begins slowly but with ferocious vocal and effective riffs. This does not last and the synthesizers quickly betray a hesitation to be all-out heavy. By the time, shortly thereafter, the female vocals and whispered singing is heard one knows this is not a purists' funeral doom band but a gothic metallic mixer of things. Alas for the doomy riffs are quite good, as is the bass sound. Thirst stands out for its distorted bass guitar and a whining woman moaning and leading a chant. Verge is the brutal track on this, while Serenitatem Ad Mortem has a serious speed savagery. Again, all tracks meander and are interspersed with commercial elements described earlier. Proceed with trepidation. - Ali The Metallian"