I've always considered Sirens & Sailors a young band, despite the fact that it formed all the way back in 2005. Maybe that's because the band keeps it fresh in a genre overrun by exaggerated histrionics and hysterics. This is brutally heavy music that fortunately doesn't succumb to its own largess. There is a shit-ton of energy, too. The guitars buzz and chop, the vocals are as eviscerating as a chainsaw autopsy, and the drums are relentless. Things are catching on for this Rochester band as it packs halls nationwide.
Sirens & Sailors plays with This Or The Apocalypse, Sworn In, and Shai Hulud Saturday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. $15. themontagemusichall.com.