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Sigh is regarded by many as Japan's leading extreme metal export, having released numerous highly esteemed recordings throughout their twenty year existence. Although originally a black metal band, Sigh became recognizably eclectic, taking influence from Romantic era classical music, jazz, prog rock, dark electronica and more.

In May of 1990 three musicians attending the same college formed a band called Sigh. The lineup consisted of Mirai Kawashima on bass, vocals and keyboards, Satoshi Fujinami on guitar, and Kazuki Ozeki on percussion. Read more on Last.fm

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Album: Sigh – In Somniphobia

March 23rd, 2012

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Sigh
In Somniphobia
Candlelight Records
12 March 2012

by Von

Sigh’s latest album, In Somniphobia, has wrinkled my brain. After reviewing a bunch of straight up metal albums, I’m suddenly faced with a barrage of instruments, genres, concepts, soundscapes, and yes, even a saxophone solo. Suddenly I have to think about things. Catchy riffs and sing along choruses are no longer the order of the day – we’ve gone far beyond that. Imagine black metal with, well, everything bolted on.

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Album: Sigh – Scenes From Hell

January 22nd, 2010

Sigh
Scenes From Hell
The End Records
19 January 2010

by Hugh Platt

A friend of mine once described a Long Island Iced Tea as “10lbs of shit stuffed into a 5lb bag”. The rationale stands that just because you’ve stuffed a whole load of good stuff into a glass, it doesn’t stand that the end result is something you’d really want to drink. What has this got to do with Sigh? Sadly, it appears to be the approach they’ve taken when putting Scenes From Hell together.

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