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Album Review: Sigh – In Somniphobia


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.

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