Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Sikth - Death of a Dead Day CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.99 | 65 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars For some reason the masses on progarchives still haven't gotten their eyes and ears on this fantastic band. A disbanded band now, sadly.

Yet this does not by any means lessen the importance these records have had, and will have on guitar playing and progressive metal for future generations. Just listening around on myspace on bands of the similar genre you keep stumbling on that blackmachine sound and SikTh at the top of influences. SikTh's impact on modern music is huge!

Now, the album. DoaDD follows the genius The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild, an album which completely changed the way I listen to music. DoaDD is not as good as it predecessor, it is actually a far way from it. Where the Tree's-album shone most was the balance in songs, the arrangements of kick and breaks were brilliant, keeping you interested all through out the album. With DoaDD SikTh are taking their music to a new level in terms of instrumentalism but are losing their footing with what made the previous album the best of its genre; the entirety.

DoaDD starts off with what I consider the four greatest songs ever written in the genre, taking such a huge leap in the progressiveness of their music that it left me breathless on the first listen. The time signatures of Way Beyond the Fond River are just mind numbingly complex. But after those songs it begins to gait, slowly turning away from the their usual frantic, high paced songs into more mellow and "standard" ones.

By the end of DoaDD I'm no longer as in love with SikTh as I was hearing Tree's for the first time, and perhaps it was a good thing they disbanded in the end.

Conclusively, what can be said about this album is that it is the pinnacle of SikTh's career in terms of production, arrangement and technicality. It has some of the most earth shattering songs you'll find in the genre and the two single most interesting vocalists around. It's a fantastic record that I'd recommend to anyone interested in technical music of any form.


Lezaza | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this SIKTH review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.