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Studio Album, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. A Victory of Dakini (06:50)
2. The Knell (04:21)
3. At My Funeral (05:43)
4. Gundali (05:57)
5. Ready for the Final War (09:17)
6. Weakness Within (03:07)
7. Taste Defeat (07:56)
Total playing time 38:33

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Line-up / Musicians

Mirai Kawashima/ Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Shinichi Ishikawa/ Guitars(electric and acoustic)
Satoshi Fujinami/ Drums/Percussion

Releases information

Reissued in 2000 by Psychic Scream with a bonus track and completely new
artwork. "The Seven Gates Of Hell", which is a Venom cover, was included with
the reissue as a bonus track.

A vinyl version was also released by Vinyl Collectors (lim. 500) including a
cover of Mayhem's "Carnage."

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2.73
(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
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Review by Trickster F.
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3 stars Quite a fascinating start!

The Japanese avant-metallers Sigh have learned a lot of respect among intellectual open-minded music listeners for their later releases, however, not many realize that they were a completely different collective in the early 90's and that their creative beginnings are actually worth listening! After a couple of demos, which caused quite the fuss in the Japanese metal underground scene, and a very successful EP, Scorn Defeat is the group's first full-length release and also the place where their ideas develop and evolve from the embryonic shape of Requiem For The Fools. The group already has a wide variety of influencing, the more noticeable ones being the 80's Thrash greats Venom, Mercyful Fate and Celtic Frost, and other influences forming the unique sound that makes Sigh's music stand out and noteworthy. The musicians have developped a horrifying, dreadful sound of their own, mainly thanks to the influence of Japanese horror film soundtracks.

Another aspect of Sigh's music's evolution that deserves a mention seperately is the production. The sound quality has greatly improved since the EP and every note can be heard well. The quality of the sound only makes the release better.

The advancement can be visible on the very first track - A Victory of Dakini. The starter is full of creatively written riffs, raspy vocals and traditional thrash drumming, great bass parts that are put in front of the mix when necessary and overall audible throughout. There are many quiet, more mellow moments with laid-down rasps, acoustics and piano, which is not something you would hear a lot during the early 90's. The Knell is next, and is a shorter track and also heavier than the rest of the music on the album, with a more frequent use of keyboards than before. At My Funeral is a very dark number, with horrifying, almost doomy riffs and monotonous refrains. This is the most repetitive composition here. Opposed to the harsh vocals, there are occassional "chants" here, which aren't quite developed. Nevertheless, Mirai will stick with this singing style and will concentrate his maturing creativity and songwriting skill on the complex musical compositions, rather than trying to learn how to learn how to sing properly. I am not complaining though; as his harsh vocals have become the trademark for Sigh and made their music more catchy and memorable. from here all the way until Imaginary Sonicscape. Gunadlievidently differs from the other songs on the album, as it is a step outside the ugly borders of blackened Thrash with keyboards. This track is, in my opinion, the highest point of the album with organ playing and spoken vocals, which create a sorrowful and mourning feel. This is the idea they will later develop more and quite an interesting track, despite the lack of metal influences and the repetitive drum pattern. The second half of the song is a classicaly influenced piano written piece. Ready for the Final War returns the album back on track on the railroad of dark, monotonous thrash and also suffers the problem of being too monotonous. There are also highlights of the composition, especially the keyboards, used similarly to Emperor's In the Nightside Eclipse album. At the end we are awarded with more piano once again. I also like the "proggy come-back" to the song during the second half of the track. Weakness Within is the shortest track on the album, which could have been a good thing actually, as many songs here are overlong with less substance than one would like to have. However, the riffs not as good here as on the other tracks, and the song is once again saved by the classically influenced piano playing. Taste Defeat, containing the same traits as the other tracks on the album, closes it nicely. There are some clean singing bits here creating an early Black Sabbath-esque feel, which fail to impress me, and also some usage of flute. A solid track.

Overall, Sigh's first album Scorn Defeat is a good start for this ambitious Japanese group and also a promise of better things to come in future. The group's biggest fans should in no way avoid this release as many moments here are quite interesting and remarkable, however, even knowing this album's historical improtance(this album was way ahead ot its time and very different if compared to the Norwegian Black Metal scene)I suggest those who haven't become Sigheads yet to begin with the adventorous musical style milkshake-like record Imaginary Sonicscape and then explore the group's vast discography in reversed chronological order. However, those heavily into 80's Thrash should immediately obtain this, as it not only has its common traits, but develops the raw sound further and adds intellect it has been missing.

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Posted Thursday, May 25, 2006

Review by UMUR
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2 stars Scorn Defeat is the debut studio album from Japanese experimental black metal act Sigh. Even this early in the bands career itīs safe to say that they didnīt sound like other black metal bands.

The basic structure and ideas in the music comes from early thrash metal pioneers like Slayer, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, Venom and Celtic Frost but Sigh is also influenced by bands like Mayhem and Darkthrone ( who themselves were influenced by the mentioned bands). This is of course not unusual for a black metal band in 1993, but Sigh adds lots of keyboards to their sound which makes it pretty atmospheric at times and a couple of weird ideas also emerge from time to time like the rockīnīroll guitar solo in the middle of A Victory of Dakini. The tempo is mostly kept in mid-pace but there are some really doomy Black Sabbath like riffs here and there. The best example of that is the start riff in Taste Defeat. The pace shift to fast a couple of times too, but there are no blast beats on the album.

The musicianship is a bit questionable. The strongly accented raspy vocals are pretty strong and powerful IMO and they are without a doubt one of the main attractions on Scorn Defeat. The interplay is not very good though and why on earth the guitarist didnīt tune his guitar before recording the album is a mystery to me.

The sound is below standard, but pretty average for an early black metal production. I donīt enjoy it much.

I canīt really decide if I should laugh or cry because this is mostly very amateurish and demo like if you ask me. On the other side itīs obvious that Sigh has many great ideas and I welcome that part of their sound. A small 2 star rating is deseved for Scorn Defeat. Fans of the above mentioned bands might be able to get something out of this album but then again they might not ( I for one am a fan of most of the above mentioned bands and not very impressed by Scorn Defeat). But thatīs the audience the album is directed at.

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3 stars SIGH was actually one of the first non-European black metal bands having formed in 1989. After sending out demos they caught the attention of original Mayhem singer Dead and then after his suicide ended up in the hands of Euronymous, guitarist of Mayhem. Having caught his attention they were sign ... (read more)

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