Sunday, 2 September 2012
I've been listening to these guys a lot this week, for no readily discernible reason. But that's fine, because I don't have to explain myself to you or your foul internets.
They were a mighty powerful band. I got to see them just the once, on what transpired to be their farewell tour some five years ago; and it was astonishing to witness the frantic technicality of their records performed live with such precision. Probably. It was a while back, and I got a few good knocks on the head. It was awesome. Probably.
A great many bands are described (by me, mostly) as sounding "schizophrenic", and Sikth would be no exception. But in their case it really does ring true; partly because of the breakneck switches in style and crazed time signatures, but mainly because of the dual vocals that sound like warring aspects of a fractured personality.