SIGH — Scenes from Hell (review)

SIGH — Scenes from Hell album cover Album · 2010 · Symphonic Black Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Warthur
The first Sigh album to include the scintillating contributions of Dr. Mikannibal on saxophone and vocals, Scenes From Hell continues the band's explorations of symphonic avant-black metal frenzy. David Tibet of Current 93 is an unexpected but welcome guest this time around, offering spoken word recitations on The Red Funeral and Musica In Tempora Belli (roughly translating to "Music In Times of War"). It's all gruesome, rough fun, though I do wonder whether a more lively production job wouldn't have teased out all the ingredients of Sigh's bizarre stew a bit more evenly. That said, the air of murkiness does harken back to Sigh's earliest releases, setting this in a continuity of musical development that began in the second wave of black metal and has fruited in this bizarre hybrid.
Share this review

Review Comments

Post a public comment below | Send private message to the reviewer
Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

Review Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

35 Hard Rock
MAD MAX
Buy this album from MMA partners
M'N'R Deathcore
WHERE'S MY BIBLE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Broken Mind Deathcore
SINTROPHY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Humanity Pending Metalcore
DISAPPEARANCE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Inertia Metalcore
CONTRA (IL)
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
AVENGED SEVENFOLD
Tupan· 4 hours ago
White Walls - Death Follows Me
WHITE WALLS
Tupan· 1 day ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online