Metal foursome Siva are altogether solid in every department, and they put forth a slow, dark, brooding brand of metal that might interest labels such as Metal Blade and Sumerian. Musicianship is tight, especially the guitarist who has some very nice, if brief, solo moments. While production quality isn’t flashy, it delivers a mix in which every player is heard and felt. “Sapien” showcases what the band can do, especially the lead singer’s ability to alternate singing with a screamo growl. Some of us, though, feel that his best work is on “The Forest,” where his screams come after the singing. Either way, the dude can roar, and he gives the pummelling drummer a run for his money.