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THE TREES ARE DEAD & DRIED OUT WAIT FOR SOMETHING WILD

Sikth

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4.15 | 42 ratings | 5 reviews | 54% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Scent of the Obscene (4:37)
2. Pussyfoot (3:25)
3. Hold My Finger (3:44)
4. Skies of Millennium Night (4:42)
5. Emerson (Pt.1) (1:47)
6. Peep Show (4:10)
7. Wait for Something Wild (5:28)
8. Tupelo (7:37)
9. Can't We All Dream? (8:49)
10. Emerson (Pt.2) (1:53)
11. How May I Help You? (3:39)
12. (If You Weren't So) Perfect (3:36)
13. Such the Fool (3:43)
14. When Will the Forest Speak...? (3:23)
15. Wrathchild" (Japan bonus track) (3:02)
16. Suffice" (Japan bonus track) (3:14)
17. How May I Help You? (video) (Japan bonus track)

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Line-up / Musicians

- Mikee Goodman / vocals
- Justin Hill / vocals
- Dan Weller / guitar, piano
- Graham Pinney / guitar
- James Leach / bass
- Dan Foord / drums & percussion

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Gut Records

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Death of a Dead DayDeath of a Dead Day
Bieler Bros Records 2006
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Gut Records 2011
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Scent Of The ObsceneScent Of The Obscene
Gut Records 2011
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Flogging the HorsesFlogging the Horses
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Wea International 2006
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Gut Records 2011
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4.15
(42 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(54%)
54%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
27%
Good, but non-essential (15%)
15%
Collectors/fans only (2%)
2%
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Review by Moatilliatta
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3 stars Sikth has created quite a unique sound on their debut, The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild, characterized by technical metal riffing, slap bass, melodic breaks, and bizarre screamed/spoken vocals. The best I can do to describe it is the halfway point between Unexpect and System of a Down with a heavy emphasis on technical riffs and structures. As interesting and fresh as this is, it's hard to tell how much of this music the band takes seriously, really. Likewise, it's hard to tell how much of this we're supposed to take seriously. While they're busting out some admirable riffs and beats, the vocals almost sound like a parody of Limp Bizkit at their most nutty. The clean vocals are more legitimate, but they do resemble the clean vocalist of some nu-metal band (the names escape me). Now, we could frown on this apparent influence of nu-metal and constant use of silly vocals, or we can give them a high five for showing us how it's done and how to have fun while doing so. I want to high five them, but I think at this point they haven't quite earned it. There are so many delicious moments on the disc, like the closing minutes of Skies of the Millenium Night, but the screamed vocals, while they can certainly be fun and even be used tastefully for effect, are used way too much on some songs. Shortly after you were enticed by the frantic but opener, Scent of the Obscene, you'll start getting annoyed and tired of the music. They need to find a way to properly channel their humor, like System of a Down does. Also, some of the more experimental tracks, like the back-to- back Tupelo and Can't We All Dream don't quite work out. They are rather dull, though it's clear that the intentions were in the right area and ideas were close. Much like those are the piano interludes that make up the two parts of Emerson. Good ideas, much needed breaks, but hardly interesting. The album closes with a strictly vocal narration with some color commentary. Again, it hardly holds interest, but man, this stuff can really be something!

These guys have so much potential. They amalgamate so many sounds and styles, there's no telling what heights they can reach! With just a little more focus on the big picture, these guys can create a wild, theatrical, enthralling and wholly entertaining & memorable album that can take the craziness of avant-garde metal bands like Unexpect and present it in a more appealing package to those who haven't quite been able to get into such music, or haven't heard any of it. They could have done so much, it's a shame that they played it safe, far too safe, on their follow up, which, even more of a shame, was their last record.

The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild is a mixed bag in more than one sense. Fans of creative music that aren't put off by humor or nutty, screamy vocals should check this out. There is enough goodness throughout to make it worth your while, but be aware that the novelty may wear off quickly.

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Posted Thursday, August 28, 2008

Review by Conor Fynes
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4 stars 'The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild' - Sikth (7/10)

There is alot to be said about Sikth, a band from the UK that is now defunct. Although they fit into a particular sound of music that I have rarely been attracted to, I've been lately infatuated with their incredibly chaotic sound and adventurous musicianship. Although their second album would perfect their work, the verbosely titled debut brings a distinctive melange of styles to the table. 'The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild' is quite a mouthful, and way do well to describe the feeling the music gets across. Sporting some of the best musicianship modern progressive metal has seen in the new millennium, Sikth balance off their jackhammer instrumentation with incredibly quirky left-of-centre compsoitions, and creates an aggressive piece of math metal that often flirts with the avant- garde.

I will say first that Sikth's music is not for everyone. In fact, most people will find the incredibly dense and diverse style that they play to be virtually impenetrable.Sikth's first fit into a label will likely be 'mathcore', sharing the same out of control style and screamed vocals that The Dillinger Escape Plan and Protest The Hero use. This is a style that I have historically found inconsistent at best, and distasteful at worst, but I've been proven here that there is gold in every mound. Of the two albums that Sikth put out when they were still together, this is the more mathcore-based, and less melodic of the two pieces. However, the sense of sporadic shifts and diversity is here in full. 'The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild' introduces the band's style in all its glory. There is intensely technical musicianship that rivals many of prog metal's most inventive acts. The most challenging aspect of this band however, are their vocals. With two vocalists, it's granted that there will be some more diversity to the voices here than is usual for band, but the vocal element goes all across the board. From nutty shrieks and high-pitched screams to clean singing, growls and avant-garde spoken word poetry, it's as if Sikth hired the local asylum for the criminally insane's house choir, told them to patch together some lyrics, and deliver them in whatever way they see fit. It's strange, and the pieces do not always fit together, but it keeps things wildly interesting.

'The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild' is a very ambitious effort, but some ideas are taken far beyond where they should have stopped. 'Tupelo' and 'Can't We All Dream?' are a perfect example of this, taking an altogether sixteen minute respite from the chaos to build up a couple of odd vocal ideas. Although 'Tupelo' succeeds in conveying an eerie tribal feeling, the following track ends up becoming irritating long before the end. Hearing the track title shouted countless times after the music ends would have been a disappointing end to the album, but to make it worse, it's lodged in the middle of it. Through this, 'The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild' has a fairly weak sense of flow to it, and even feels like it should have ended much earlier than it does. 'Death Of A Dead Day' is superior in virtually every way, but as debuts go, SIkth gives a remarkable experience here. It's a shame that we will only ever hear two albums from them, because there is not a band that has a sound just like theirs.

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Posted Saturday, January 14, 2012

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5 stars This is up among the list of albums that changed my life forever. Picture this, a young 10 year old child, listening to quite average rock and alternative bands (mainly American, the Trout Mask Replica of nationallity concerning music). As I watch MTV2 (now called MTV Rock I think) at about 11 ... (read more)

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