SIRIUS – Wings of Fire EP
In my opinion the Greek metal scene the last 10 years has shown a tremendous progress and it has offered us some really great bands and releases. It seems, though, that the Greek metal fans are still not totally convinced and they don’t support the scene as much as they can. Of course they have made a great progress on that as well. The reasons for this don’t entirely fall on the lack of belief in the local scene by the Greek fans, but it also has to do with the attitude of some musicians that with only one release (usually a demo) adopt a rock star attitude which really doesn’t help. On the other hand there are bands that work silently and are focused on what they do and I think that this effort works on their favor. I think that SIRIUS belong to that category.
The band was created in 2007 by guitarist Dimitris Napas and all these years they worked to make his dream come true. The result of his effort is this 4 track EP entitled “Wings of Fire” which was released in December 2017 and I am about to present to you here.
The first impression after listening to this album is that SIRIUS are a band that works professionally and that they are a well bonded band that knows how to craft compositions that belong to the heavy/power metal genre. The compositions now are well balanced between melody and heavy parts and they have the necessary variety. I will agree regarding the band’s influences from groups like DREAM EVIL, but in my opinion they also have a MANOWAR vibe in their compositions which is closer to the heavy metal compositions of that famous band.
All in all, this is a very good first effort from SIRIUS and a great appetizer for their upcoming full length album which they are about to release very soon. The fans of heavy/power metal should check them out…
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis