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Posted by Detric on 31.05.2006 at 22:47
I was surprised there werent any thread(s) about this fantastic band from Japan. Sigh did the same as Ulver did. They started out as a black metal band, and were actually on Euronymous' DSR (Deathlike Silence Records). Im listening to their debut album Scorn Defeat right now, and its one of the best black/avantgarde progressive records ive ever heard in my entire life, just unbelieveable! When they released their 2nd album Infidel Art, it still had some black metal influences, but it was far more progressive and innovative, and from Hail Horror Hail and up, they released some amazing records! I dont even know what genre they are, but maybe some jazz/progressive/electronical/psychedelic shit! Just fucking crazy, but still great!

I rarely like bands that change their style totally, but Sigh and Ulver are the only two exeptions. Pick up Scenario IV: Dread Dreams, Imaginary Sonicscape or even their latest album, Gallows Gallery and you wont believe that music like this existed. So I would like to know if any of you guys are into Sigh as well? And whats your favourite album? By the way, they signed with The End Records some months ago which is pretty cool, they fit perfectly on that record label!



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HugeTheConqeror

Posts: 148

Age: 44
From: USA

  22.09.2008 at 19:59
Just saw the Sigh show in Cleveland a couple of days ago, and was blown away. I have been a fan ever since I first heard them, but was impressed with their showmanship. Mirai had great stage presence, and led the band through a (too-short, on my opinion) blistering set that included songs from almost all of their releases. The encore (Venom's Black Metal) was temporarily set back because Satoshi's bass amp had blown, but Mirai kept everyone engaged while it was repaired.

New band member Dr. Mikannibal stole the show, though. In addition to playing sax, she took over much of the vocals, including those from older material. Her scream/shriek is terrifying to behold.

All members of the band hung out in the club and talked with audience members both before and after their set. All in all a great show, and well-worth the five-hour drive for me to take it in.
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Nicko's Nose

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Age: 24
From: Canada
  22.10.2008 at 07:59
Probably my favorite band at the moment! Imaginary Sonicscape is one of the best albums ever!
Ph0eNiX
Fire from Above

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Age: 34
From: USA

  01.05.2009 at 04:38
Straight up this is the wackiest band I have ever heard ina few senses but they totally do what they do amazingly well. All around they're just damn cool and it's hard to describe them without a plethera of uplifting adjectives.
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gilamonster
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  04.05.2009 at 06:09
I'm going to be finally seeing them at Maryland Deathfest this month. I've been a fan since I first heard them... it's up my alley what with the bizarre sections and psychedelic qualities. The early albums are pretty damn dark and still experimental/avant garde at the same time. I'm hoping the new release Scenes From Hell will hold up well against their other albums.
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AiryanaKhvarenah

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Age: 27
From: Iran

  16.02.2010 at 19:50
Written by Ph0eNiX on 01.05.2009 at 04:38

All around they're just damn cool and it's hard to describe them without a plethera of uplifting adjectives.

True.
Although Scenario IV: Dead Dreams is the only Sigh album i've listened to, still dare to say they're just fabulous. In Diabolic Suicide you hear an insane repetition of "Suicide, Suicide, ..." for almost 70 damn seconds, only if i could take that seriouse in spite of the cheerful music. Gotta check other albums too...And they should be great live.
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Age: 24
From: USA

  17.02.2010 at 00:07
Gallows Gallery is one of my all time favorite albums, no other band is as fast and aggressive while still coming off as playful and upbeat. I'm not sure if the re-release was better or not, but it's cool to see all of the songs done in a different way. A lot of people can't stand the production there, but it's getting harder for me to recognize bad production when I hear it...

Has anyone heard Scenes From Hell? It's at the top of my 'to get' list but it'll be a while until I get new albums.
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Fire from Above

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Age: 34
From: USA

  17.02.2010 at 00:10
Definately check them out, it's just nuts in it's own way.

Scenario IV was the 1st album I got. The "country solo in the middle of the death metal track" was what blew my mind b/c it worked... It totally F*explative*King worked!!!

I do have to say that the "we're not gonna take it" like solo on "dreamshpere (return to the chaos)" & on the next track "Estatic Transformation" final fantasy 3 for SNES (I think that's FF5 technically) the bar music in..... damnit..... I think it's the Theif Town of Zoso or Figaro. Either way it's there.

Yeah go out and get their stuff!!!
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Cloudhauler

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Age: 27
From: USA

  21.02.2010 at 23:16
...all I have to say is: thank you Metal Storm. I never would have heard about these guys without the MS forum.
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ToMegaTherion

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Age: 27
From: Australia

  22.02.2010 at 00:47
I don't know exactly why but I find these guys absolutely hilarious. It's probably kinda stupid but its just the thought of a bunch of tiny Japanese guys playing black metal. They are really good though. Probably one of my favorite asian bands. Hangman's Hymn was a great album.
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TehMetalMan

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From: UK

  24.02.2010 at 08:32
Their latest video is uberlame. it was filmed at MDF and i was almost apoart of it...(glad i got there too late)
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BloodMusic

Posts: 116
From: Finland

  01.12.2012 at 15:14
SIGH "Gallows Gallery" Deluxe Limited 2xLP / 2xCD / Shirts

Finnish label BLOOD MUSIC will be releasing the bizarre heavy metal masterpiece by SIGH "Gallows Gallery" on vinyl for the first time in history, as well as on deluxe 2xCD, along with limited T-shirts and hoodies. This deluxe, ultra-limited edition was fully remastered from the original mixes for both CD and vinyl and will be pressed on heavyweight vinyl in a triple-gatefold layout, as well as into a 6-panel fold-out digipack. The packages both come with a full disc of original demos for the album.

They will be limited to:

Vinyl 2xLP
Color 180-gram: 100 copies USA/100 copies Rest of World
Black 180-gram: 50 copies USA/50 copies Rest of World





Digipack 2xCD
250 copies USA/250 copies Rest of the World



T-shirts
Black: 30 USA/30 Rest of the World
Navy blue: 12 USA/12 Rest of the World



Hoodies
Black: 5 copies USA/5 copies Rest of World
Navy blue: 5 copies USA/5 copies Rest of World



Pre-orders go live on December 6th at 5PM Finnish time (10AM NYC). The records will be released within 1-2 weeks.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyIMSL89bxo

Audio example of the remaster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEMcgQgWqaM

More information: http://www.blood-music.com
More information: http://www.facebook.com/BlooodMusic
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Coming soon: Sigh, Manii, Odium, Kauan, Aquilus, Negura Bunget, Thy Catafalque, Ne Obliviscaris, Strapping Young Lad

Blood Music
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BloodMusic

Posts: 116
From: Finland

  06.12.2012 at 17:18
Everything is live for pre-order!

http://www.blood-music.com/store
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*Available: maudlin of the Well/Lykathea Aflame/Ihsahn*

Coming soon: Sigh, Manii, Odium, Kauan, Aquilus, Negura Bunget, Thy Catafalque, Ne Obliviscaris, Strapping Young Lad

Blood Music
http://www.blood-music.com
http://www.facebook.com/BlooodMusic
BloodMusic

Posts: 116
From: Finland

  09.12.2012 at 15:12
Black vinyl sold out everywhere.

There are 7 copies left of color vinyl in EU, and about 15 left in USA til sold out for good.
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*Available: maudlin of the Well/Lykathea Aflame/Ihsahn*

Coming soon: Sigh, Manii, Odium, Kauan, Aquilus, Negura Bunget, Thy Catafalque, Ne Obliviscaris, Strapping Young Lad

Blood Music
http://www.blood-music.com
http://www.facebook.com/BlooodMusic
BloodMusic

Posts: 116
From: Finland

  13.12.2012 at 22:08
There was a printing error on the shirts, so we are offing them at half price. There are 9 hoodies left, once the hoodies are sold out, we're gonna donate the rest of the T-shirt stock to the homeless.

If you want a decent Sigh hoodie for 17,49. Contact us !





The vinyl is sold out everywhere except for 5 copies of the color left in USA.
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*Available: maudlin of the Well/Lykathea Aflame/Ihsahn*

Coming soon: Sigh, Manii, Odium, Kauan, Aquilus, Negura Bunget, Thy Catafalque, Ne Obliviscaris, Strapping Young Lad

Blood Music
http://www.blood-music.com
http://www.facebook.com/BlooodMusic
squidrick420

Posts: 187

Age: 21
From: USA

  30.01.2013 at 19:28
I love sigh \m/
they are without a doubt my favorite Japanese band, although Sabbat comes close. Their sound is really innovative and there is nothing that i can even compare it to! (at least off the top of my head). I am not too keen on their newest album, it isnt bad but there is something about it i dont like as much as the others; however, the album art on it is realllyyy cool.

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