Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, November 28, 2011

SIGH / Hail Horror Hail (1997)

More avant-garde black metal, this time from Japan.  Japanese people don’t have the traditional anti-Christian god to use as a basis for their black metal so Sigh did things a little different, and on this album a lot different.  It says in the liner notes: "This album is way beyond the conceived notion of how metal, or music, should be. In Essence it is a movie without pictures; a celluloid phantasmagoria.
That sums it up better than I could.  I love theatrical music and this delivers; it hasn't aged as well as their later works but I like to revisit it occasionally.

Songs of Note: Hail Horror Hail; Burial

Note:  Those youtube vids sound like crap but you'll get the idea.

3½ demons from the underworld out of 5

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