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Release date: 19 January 2010
Style: Avantgarde black metal

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8 | 111 votes

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01. Prelude To The Oracle
02. L'Art De Mourir
03. The Soul Grave
04. Musica In Tempora Belli
    1 - The Red Funeral
    2 - The Summer Funeral
    3 - Musica In Tempora Belli
05. Vanitas
06. Scenes From Hell

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Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
9.0
.Alpha...

A cover artwork (by Eliran Kantor) and a title that resemble to a modern version of Hieronymus Bosch. Yes, you guessed correctly, Sigh hail once again from the land of the rising sun, Japan, with another magnum opus in the vein of Hangman's Hymn, complexing the soundscape even more. It is not difficult to lose your destination whenever you incorporate many elements in your sound, yet these avant-gardists know every step they make and Scenes From Hell is another masterpiece that starts as a rock on "Prelude To The Oracle" and becomes rapidly an avalanche.

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published 26.09.2010 | Comments (13)

Staff pick by
Baz Anderson

12.03.2010 It would be a surprise if this album wasn't weird. The Japanese band are back with yet another album of extremely strange, extreme metal. Quite avant-garde and in a few places slightly psychedelic, Sigh remain a band that are completely unique to metal. A fine addition to the band's repertoire.

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Enemy of Reality - 27.02.2010 at 18:51  
Rating: 7 This was the first 2010 album i've heard..and it is a very fine one too!
Baz Anderson - 05.03.2010 at 00:57  
  The second half of the album is much better than the first. There's just too much saxophone in the first few songs for me.
HardSide - 17.03.2010 at 16:22  
Rating: 6 Worst sigh album, as Baz said way too much saxophone usage, they try to be more avantgarde in this album but they fail at it. 7 at best.
Hammer Pie - 23.03.2010 at 13:07  
  Lots of saxophone and unusual instrumentation, but that isn't a negative. Great album.
Paradox0 - 27.04.2010 at 19:37  
Rating: 9 Honestly, It's a pity that so many people are rating this so low because it's advante-garde. Personaly, i think the sax sounds more lime a horn (which is pretty weird when I think about it).
Daydream Nation - 23.02.2011 at 00:43  
  No...I would NOT really call this avant-garde, nor do they seem to try to be. The saxophones really supplement the music and they don't break any kind of barriers or experiment as much as other bands like Shining do. Yes, the saxophones really just enforce the melody and the vocals, which are splendid. It's an interesting step for Sigh, and I think it's a divisive strategy that will alienate some fans. For all it is, however, it's a decent record.
Boxcar Willy - 14.09.2012 at 01:34  
  Fantastic cover.

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