SikTh Album Review/The Future In Whose Eyes?

May 30, 2017 | By:


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I am rather excited to finally listen to exceptionally awaited new album due out from legendary SikTh ‘The Future In Whose Eyes?’ due to be released on 2nd June on Millenium night. The album certainly did not disappoint as from beginning to end I was captivated by both the collective and individual talent of this iconic band. With new track and lyric video ‘Vivid’ premiered ahead of the album release  it makes a perfect first track for the album. Vivid is an outstanding fast paced song, vocally unique with melodic group intervals along with fun vocal solo’s all combined with the high speed, thrash metal sound and vivid guitar solo towards the end makes this first track highly addictive and causing an eagerness to hear what the rest of the album has to offer. ‘Century Of The Narcissist’ feels to slightly change tempo with a new metal/rock feel twist to it however holding onto it’s signiture thrash overtone making ‘Century Of The Narcissist’ a truely inspirational track. The Aura may certainly be one of my personal favourite tracks on the album. immediatey catchy and addictive Aura truly showcased the musical talent within SikTh and just why this band is held in such high regard.  Drawn in by talking vocals only to be followed up by an intense guitar and music solo intro before amazing vocals kick in.  The lyrics are both catchy and easy to sing along to making this peice a perfect crowd pleaser.  ‘Cracks Of Light’ has the first guest vocalist to ever feature on a SikTh Album Periphery singer Spencer Sotelo who joins singer Mikee on the track.  A slower starting song with a concentration on joint vocals alongside deep guitar riffs offering up a hypnotic sound allowing the listener to relate with the song and each of the band members, definitely a track to be played no matter what the mood. ‘The Moon’s Been Gone For Hours’ is an immediately fast pased track with clear guitar riffs defining their signiture sound making Sikth the Gods of Metal they are.  At over an halfway point through the album they have kept the pace and sound as intriguing and appealing as the begining of the album was. ‘No Wishbones’ gave a feeling of a more musically focused track with a lot of emphasis on the different instruments used, the band’s harmonising abilities and the unique quaily each bring to SikTh to which I particually enjoyed the intense guitar solo towards the end of the track.  The Illusion ie the last real track before an ending interlusion contains elements of thrash and old school metal demonstrating that the highly anticipated return of SikTh has not been in vain and worth every minute of the wait. With amazing guitar interludes alongside specialist vocals this is with out a doubt one of the tracks that stand out to me the most on the album and an outstanding last track.
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To Make this album your’s there are a multitude of different platforms of which to purchase this much awaited album and work of art……
Deluxe 12” hardbookfeaturing:
⦁ 44 page artwork book, with additional, exclusive artwork from Meats Meier, handwritten lyrics from Mikee Goodman
⦁ CDThe Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks
⦁ CD The Future In Whose Eyes? 5 re-imagined albums tracks by Dan Weller – “Ride The Illusion”, “Golden Cufflinks”, “Cracks Of Light”, “Century Of The Narcissist” & “Vivid”
⦁ CDThe Future In Whose Eyes? 12 instrumental version of the album tracks
⦁ 10 copies of the deluxe edition, randomly picked, will contain a song lyric sheet handwritten & signed by Mikee W Goodman
CD featuring:
⦁ The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks
Gatefold 180g heavy weight LPfeaturing:
⦁ The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks on black vinyl (with MP3 download code)
⦁ Also available as Limited Edition Purple Splatter vinyl and Orange Splatter vinyl (with MP3 download code)
Digital download featuring:
⦁ The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks with the tracks “Vivid” and “No Wishbones” available as instant downloads with pre-orders
for the chance to see sikth live
SikTh Live
SikTh have just been confirmed to return to the main stage at this years Download Festival on Saturday 10th June.
07/06/17 – UK, Bournemouth, Sound Circus
10/06/17 – UK, Donington, Download festival (Main Stage) (https://downloadfestival.co.uk )
9-12/08/17 – CZ – Brutal Assault Festival (https://brutalassault.cz/en )
17-19/08/17 – UK – Bristol, Arctangent Festival