Shiran – “Warm Winter Day” EP (2014)


Independent Release

Review by Alessandra Cognetta

Israeli band Shiran debuts with the EP “Warm Winter Day”, taking the first steps in the metal scene with a light but promising release. Shiran’s sound is a mix of classic heavy metal and pop tunes, revolving around the powerful voice of lead singer Shiran Avayou. “Warm Winter Day” is clearly still a developing stage of Shiran’s style, but it offers some promising elements.

From the inspired vocal lines of “Remain” and “Glint Of Light”, to the softer notes of the title track, which switch to a surprisingly heavier outro. The songs feel raw, partly for the best, partly showing that there is still some polishing to do, especially on the arrangement, which often comes off as blunt. Using a direct introduction doesn’t always work, as it usually gives off the sense that something is missing, but it can be a good way to give a distinct feeling to a song, as is the case in “Burden’s Off”, probably the strongest track of this release and a good way to close the EP. Shiran definitely still has a long way to go, but they also have the energy and skill to make it and we’re looking forward to see them grow and evolve in their future releases.

Rating – 60/100



  1. Remain
  2. Warm Winter Day
  3. The Child
  4. Glint Of Light
  5. Burden’s Off


Line Up

  • Shiran Avayou – Vocals
  • Elram Boxer – Guitars



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