Since their birth in 1990, Japanese metal band Sigh has pushed boundaries with each and every release. Often labeled as a black metal band, Sigh s music has been and continues to be inspired by various styles including 80 s thrash, classical jazz, 60 s/70 s rock and other less categorizable genres.
Scenes from Hell, the group s 8th proper studio album, expands on these genres/influences from the last forty years of rock but this time featues an additional arsenal: guest vocals from David Tibet (Current 93) and Kam Lee adding a dimension never found in metal, and the use of instruments usually reserved for symphony halls: trumpet, trombone, tuba, flute, oboe, clarinet, and strings which add an intense, otherwordly symphonic quality to the music. Scenes From Hell is black art metal as it should be: loud, all-encompassing and intense.
Sigh's Scenes From Hell is the first great metal album of 2010. --MetalSucks.com
While Mirai Kawashima and John Williams is an unequivocal comparison, Scenes from Hell does contain cinematic orchestrations. Whether using classical instruments or working the sounds through keyboards, Sigh is truly a symphonic black metal act. --Blistering
Symphonic jazz and scathing black metal--on paper something that would never work but some how Sigh makes it happen . . . They like to add very trippy elements to it all then I swear Danny Elfman is a member of the band at times. --Absolute Zero Media