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Siena Root sound fresh and new

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Siena Root, "A Dream of Lasting Peace"
  • Siena Root, "A Dream of Lasting Peace"
When Siena Root debuted with 2004’s A New Day Dawning, their music displayed a solid fixation with heavy, 1970s-style rock. The music was solid if a bit undistinguished. But in the decade to follow, the Swedish quintet honed its approach to a sharp edge, and — after countless personnel changes — settled upon its current sound and lineup. It’s all here: molten guitar lines, rumbling bass, roaring organ, thunderous drums, mock-heroic vocals. To those who love Machine Head-era Deep Purple and Uriah Heep circa Demons and Wizards, A Dream of Lasting Peace will be warmly received. Anyone who believes that all the primordial riffs have been spun will thrill to Siena Root; the musicians manage to sound fresh and new while wearing their shamelessly derivative hearts on their sleeve.
File next to: Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Iron Butterfly

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