Posted by RiffRaff
So, since I browse around Bandcamp quite a bit, I feel restricted to just limiting myself to sharing just one album a week with you all. So as promised I will still bring you at least one killer full album stream every Tuesday in addition to random days when I find a cool album for you to listen to. And if any of you awesome readers ever stumble upon a band or artist that you think I should check out don’t hesitate to tell me about it (drop a shout in the comments, on the Facebook page, or via e-mail Metalstate[at]yahoo[dot]com).
Today I discovered that the album that is leading the run for my album of the year right now is available to listen to all the way through on Bandcamp. Sigh‘s In Somniphobia is bound to be one of the most insane and unique albums you are bound to hear this year. To keep the post short and the drooling to a minimum I’ll just link my review of it here if you are curious. To sum this band up in short is difficult, but I’ll try. They take a base of NWOBHM and black metal, toss in generous servings of jazz, classical, and progressive music and sprinkle with a mixture of various other musical genres. It’s like listening to your best nightmares. Top recommended songs are “The Transfiguration Fear” and the whiskey soaked jazz noir metal “Amnesia” . Check it out.
And with more than enough high quality music Sigh‘s label Candlelight Records also has a ton of great release available for streaming and purchase (at very reasonable prices) on Bandcamp. This list includes Opeth‘s earlier works, Isahn, Anaal Nathrakh, Orange Goblin, and Havok, just to name a few. That should keep you busy for a while. You can check all of that out here. Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!
Posted by RiffRaff
Genre bending in metal isn’t a new thing. Tons of bands do it, tossing bits of other contrasting musical genres in with their brand of metal. Death metal with bag pipe breakdowns, doom infused with funk bass lines, power metal diving into classical music sections, and so on. There is also metal mixed with other forms of metal. I guess you could say that heavy metal is the melting pot of music as there doesn’t seem to be one genre of music that it won’t work with. Tokyo’s Sigh look to take this statement to the extreme with their new album In Somniphobia. A staggering number of musical genres makes an appearance on this record (various styles of jazz taking the forefront) all backed by a black metal and NWOBHM core. This makes an album that is not only rich in content but also a refreshing joy to listen to.