Release date: 12 June 2007
Style: Avantgarde black metal


8.4 | 121 votes


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Act 1
01. Introitus / Kyrie
02. Inked In Blood
03. Me-Devil

Act 2
04. Dies Irae / The Master Malice
05. The Memories As A Sinner
06. Death With Dishonor
07. In Devil's Arms

Act 3
08. Overture / Rex Tremendae / I Saw The World's End
09. Salvation In Flame / Confutatis
10. Finale: Hangman's Hymn / In Paradisum / Das Ende

11. Hangman's Preview [Japanese bonus]
12. Introitus [demo] [Japanese bonus]
13. Inked In Blood [demo] [Japanese bonus]
14. Me-Devil [demo] [Japanese bonus]

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)

Mirai Kawashima - vocals, orchestrations, piano
Shinichi Ishikawa - guitar
Junichi Harashima - drums
Satoshi Fujinami - bass

Guest musicians
Theremin Aurielle "Zeitler" Gregory - vocals
Tim Conroy - trumpet
Rob Urbinati - guitar solo
Chuck Keller - guitar solo
Mike "Gunface" McKenzie - guitar solo

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

What defines Black Metal? What defines music as being avant-garde? Hell, I cannot pinpoint one specific musical trait that would answer those questions. On the other hand, I could play you the latest album from Sigh. That should take care of those annoying questions. Some say Sigh is not Black Metal anymore, in the form, they are right. But the intent, the root of their psycho music is the essence of Black Metal. I am talking about fear. Hangman's Hymn is downright scary.

published 09.07.2007 | Comments (19)

Guest review by

Where to start?

"Hangman's Hymn" is probably one of the greatest releases in the genre of Black Metal since Mayhem's "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas". The concept of the album (from what I can tell) is about a criminal or extremely indulgent sinner's last thoughts and memories before the floor drops out from under him with a noose around his neck.

published 25.05.2008 | Comments (7)

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Daydream Nation - 23.02.2011 at 00:47  
  Favourite Sigh album. 'Nuff said.
M C Vice - 11.10.2012 at 11:10  
Rating: 9 I think one of the women on the inside artwork is Dr. Mikannibal.
Alex Fenger - 28.11.2012 at 03:44  
Rating: 6 Thought I'd give Sigh another try today, as I've never really liked them in the past. Completely glad I did. Superb stuff in here
Ag Fox - 28.11.2012 at 09:36  
Rating: 9 This is one of the first black metal albums that I really enjoyed (=

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