First off, this is not for Sava-fanz who are expecting a “rock opera” sort of Savatage. This one is for those of us who love the thunderous, lightning fast riffs that made them one of the most underrated “Heavy Metal” bands ever. I love Savatage, and my advice to anyone who thinks “Hall Of The Mountain King” rips, must not allow “Sirens” to go unlistened to for another minute!!!Sirens is the rawest, most explosive effort I’ve ever heard from them. It’s a shame this CD hasn’t recieved more praise…..It’s right up there with “Kill’em All” from Metallica in my book. There is only “one” downfall if you can call it that….It’s too short. Sirens grows on you, and Criss O. let loose on this CD. His pure rawness, and aggression on this recording have yet to be matched in my opinion….”HOTMK” was close, but Sirens stands alone. If there was ever a listing in the Metal Dictionary that read “Diamond In The Ruff”,…..Sirens would be the definition.ON THE RUN….RUN!!!…..RUN!!!