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 society doesn't have the traditional anti-Christian god to use as a basis for their Black Metal, so Sigh did things a little differently, and on Hail Horror Hail, their first full-length album, a lot differently. 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 HRH delivers; it hasn't aged as well as some of their later works, but I like to revisit it occasionally. The following YouTube vids sound like crap, but you'll get the idea:

Songs of Note: Hail Horror Hail; Burial

3½ demons from the underworld out of 5

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