Album review: Siamese – Home

Clean-cut Danish rockers Siamese deliver the goods on excellent fifth album, Home.

Album review: Siamese – Home
Jake Richardson

Despite now being five full-lengths deep into their career, Denmark’s Siamese still feel like a new band, with their status in their home country not yet mirrored further afield. New LP Home builds on the slick nature of 2019’s Super Human, showcasing the talent and ambition that lies at the heart of the band, as well as their songwriting flair.

Things start out pretty heavy by way of Heights Above’s dissonant chug, while there’s plenty of bite to the composed title-track, the latter of which features a fiery appearance from Stray From The Path’s Drew York. More often than not, though, Home is a composed affair that leans more into the production-heavy side of modern metalcore, something to which the emotive, strings-laden Joga and the alt.pop balladry of Honest attest.

Siamese’s best moments here come when they blend this polished side of their sound with something a little rawer, like they do on Enough Ain’t Enough and standout track Can’t Force The Love. Listening to the deft execution of these songs, it’s no surprise to learn that the band count a well-respected pop songwriter among their ranks, guitarist Andreas Kruger having written hits for the likes of Sigala and Ella Eyre.

The pedigree is there for all to see, but Home finds Siamese truly emerging in their own right. An album that packs a punch as often as it exudes melody and poise, it’s a fun and engaging listen, and comfortably its creators’ best work yet. For these guys, home is very much where the art is.

Verdict: 4/5

For fans of: Dream State, Don Broco, Holding Absence

Home is out now via Long Branch

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