Sirens [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
An intense surge of post-hardcore, the long-awaited follow-up to On the Might Of Princes' successful Where You Are and Where You Want to Be is more exploratory, but just as dynamic and emotional. The Long Island quartet focuses less on singalong, quiet-then-loud personal anthems, and more on developing their complex arrangements and fierce delivery. Produced with Garrison's Ethan Dussault in ten days, it's also the first time all four members collaborated on just about every song. They go from roaring cascades to interweaving breakdowns, always with plenty of harmonic guitar and caustic vocals from Jason Rosenthal. The latter especially comes through on the walloping "You...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
An intense surge of post-hardcore, the long-awaited follow-up to On the Might Of Princes' successful Where You Are and Where You Want to Be is more exploratory, but just as dynamic and emotional. The Long Island quartet focuses less on singalong, quiet-then-loud personal anthems, and more on developing their complex arrangements and fierce delivery. Produced with Garrison's Ethan Dussault in ten days, it's also the first time all four members collaborated on just about every song. They go from roaring cascades to interweaving breakdowns, always with plenty of harmonic guitar and caustic vocals from Jason Rosenthal. The latter especially comes through on the walloping "You Whistle, I'll Shoot," with hefty drums by Chris Enriquez. "Here Come the Sirens" builds up and then explodes into post-hardcore heaven. The lyrics to these piercing pieces evoke much sorrow: "amongst the tide we are insignificant/drowned by our discontent in a life still stagnant" they lament on "The Swell and the Breaking." Heavy stuff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Revelation
  • UPC: 098796012024
  • Catalog Number: 120

Album Credits

Performance Credits
On the Might of Princes Primary Artist
Chris Technique Percussion, Piano, Bongos, Cymbals, Drums, Tambourine, cowbell
Jim Elliot Tambourine, Snare Drums, Group Member
Ethan Dussault Guitar, Hand Clapping, Track Performer, Group Member
Adela Voj Cymbals, Group Member
Jonathan Taft Group Member
Jason Rosenthal Guitar, Piano, Cymbals, Electric Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals, Voices, Melodica, Noise, Mallets, Group Member
Lou Fontana Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Voices, Noise, Toy Instruments, Group Member
Chris Enriquez Percussion, Piano, Bongos, Cymbals, Drums, Electric Guitar, Maracas, Tambourine, Noise, cowbell, Group Member
Jay Gerstner Bongos, Maracas, Pipe, Tambourine, Bells, cowbell, Group Member
Tom Orza Bass, Piano, Vocals, Group Member
OTMOP 10-tet Band
Technical Credits
Carl Plaster Drum Technician
Nicholas Zampiello Mastering
Ethan Dussault Producer, Engineer
On the Might of Princes Composer
Jason Rosenthal Prop Design
Lou Fontana Sound Effects, Water Effects
Joshua Krause Art Direction
Ghazal Sheel Publicity
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    an incredible sonic assault that truly delivers*****

    This is On The Might Of Princes' third full-length release, truly a masterpiece collection of songs, atmospheric instrumentals and innovative rock. Sirens was recorded at famed New Alliance Studio in Boston, MA (Cave In, ISIS). Since their inception, from Long Island, NY, in 1998, On The Might Of Princes are an absolutely amazing live band that has managed on this cd to seamlessly blend melody and technical proficiency with dramatic guitar progressions, incredibly dynamic drumming, introspective lyrics, and completely hypnotic, intoxicating from-fragile-to-screaming vocals. Their sound is chaotic, melodic, urgent, and beautiful all at once. I highly recommend this, it won't leave your cd player any time soon.

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