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Thursday, December 26, 2013


Band: Seneron
Album Title: Order Restored E.P.
Label:SO Records
Genre: Alternative/Grunge
Country: Ireland
Release Date: March 25, 2013

Founded in 2011, “Order Restored” is the second E.P. this alternative/grunge metal band has released. Seneron is quickly becoming a permanent fixture in the Hard Rock/Metal scene, after first taking the underground by gripping force. Straight out of Ireland, Seneron mixes a harsh metal feel laced in just enough dulcet tones that will keep your blood pumping. Metal Trails described Seneron the best, “Hard rock of a different kind.”

This E.P. caught my attention from the moment I pressed play. Their anthem type lyrics and engaging guitar solos brought me back to the sound of early Foo Fighters mixed with dynamic strumming you would expect from Unsung Zeros. The band's biography states,”They combine vitriolic riffery and edgy hooks to create their unique sound.” I could not agree more with that statement.

The two songs that stood out to me most on this E.P. were “Stand Your Ground” and “Just a Kid.” Ivor Ferris (vocals) has an idiosyncratic tone to his voice that powers through the music without being overpowering. John Shields (vox and guitars) transitions effortlessly between heavy, long, power riffs to easy listening type strumming. The drummer ,John Hamilton, makes his mark on the album by standing out periodically throughout every song giving sporadic glimpses into the bands hard rock foundation. I was impressed by how well this three man band melded together so flawlessly.

The track list consists of four songs, clocking in at 15 minutes and 22 seconds long.

1. Please Me
2. Stand Your Ground
3. Dead Stare
4. Just a Kid

I give this E.P. a 7 out of 10. I am looking forward to a full-length album by Seneron.