The Future In Whose Eyes?
Review by Adam M on July 26, 2017.
Sikth performs a very odd take on metal. It is very hard to categorize and takes on a number of different moods and tempos. This is music for the schizophrenic variety of person. It has an odd vibe that is very welcome to behold. The music goes through a number of shifts and tempo changes to give an excellent variety of ideas. The music here is certainly adventurous and takes multiple listens to unlock its goodness.
It’s a progressive album, but not in the typical way. It’s more of a genre mixing effort similar to Mr. Bungle and gets the progressive tag because of the variety of new mixtures that the band creates. This variety makes sure that nothing ever becomes old or past its interest point. The beginning of this album is very interesting and incorporates a number of melodies that are compelling and show the ability of the outfit. Take the opener “Vivid” for example, which has a ridiculously catchy chorus section. The band seems to be similar to the likes of System of a Down as well, though I find these guys a bit more interesting than that band. If there are any nu-metal tendencies to be found here, they are incorporated in an interesting fashion that only helps the music. Also, the band is more complex than what is typically heard in that genre, morphing through a number of interesting ideas throughout. The album does lose a bit of steam as it progresses and the earlier portions remain some of the best material to be found here.
Still, The Future in Whose Eyes? is a solid work of genre blending that is consistently interesting. Fans of the bands name-checked in this review will find an immense amount to enjoy with SikTh.
Rating: 7.7 out of 10