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Release date: 18 August 2003
Style: Math metal, Progressive metalcore

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8.6 | 58 votes

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01. Scent Of The Obscene
02. Pussyfoot
03. Hold My Finger
04. Skies Of The Millennium Night
05. Emerson (Part I)
06. Peep Show
07. Wait For Something Wild
08. Tupelo
09. Can't We All Dream?
10. Emerson (Part 2)
11. How May I Help You?
12. (If You Weren't So) Perfect
13. Such The Fool
14. When Will The Forest Speak...?
15. Wrathchild [Iron Maiden cover] [Japanese bonus]
16. Suffice [Japanese bonus]
+ How May I Help You? [video] [Japanese bonus]

Lyrics (14)

Staff pick by
!J.O.O.E.!

17.08.2013 10 years ago today (give or take a few hours) SikTh unleashed upon the world what I still regard as a landmark album for extreme metal. Drawing on metalcore, math metal and progressive metal, they constructed a genre-defying record of unbridled complexity and brilliance which to this day has never, in my opinion, been bettered within its vague stylistic area of music.



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!J.O.O.E.! - 02.06.2010 at 09:01  
Rating: 10 Interesting that people prefer Death Of A Dead Day, as this is a superior album, a virtually perfect example of progressive metalcore, perhaps even the best of its kind.
Introspekrieg - 31.10.2011 at 22:32  
  Did anyone even know that Tupelo was a cover?

eponymous - 31.10.2011 at 22:46  
 
Written by Introspekrieg on 31.10.2011 at 22:32

Did anyone even know that Tupelo was a cover?


Cave fans? (Myself included.)

When this came out, I gave it a listen and liked Pussyfoot and Tupelo. Got rid of it.
Dylan - 18.08.2013 at 15:35  
Rating: 8 Didn't know of these guys before now.. very very cool album. Thanks!
Rulatore - 18.08.2013 at 17:09  
  It has some really great moments, but some really BORING too. Overall, it's good
Fat & Sassy! - 18.08.2013 at 23:12  
  Although some of the clean vocals made me cringe, I found myself enjoying this ambitious album quite a bit.

And the last song before the bonus tracks is gloriously reminiscent to spoken poetry/narrations found in many silly classic prog albums. Regardless of its serious mood, I found the psychedelic elements of this album incredibly amusing.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.08.2013 at 23:18  
Rating: 10
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 18.08.2013 at 23:12

Although some of the clean vocals made me cringe, I found myself enjoying this ambitious album quite a bit.

And the last song before the bonus tracks is gloriously reminiscent to spoken poetry/narrations found in many silly classic prog albums. Regardless of its serious mood, I found the psychedelic elements of this album incredibly amusing.

Yeah if I had to pick one element that perhaps falls short of the rest it's the emo-y cleans. That being said I've more than become accustomed to, and even appreciate, them.
snake? snaaaake! - 18.08.2013 at 23:29  
  I havent listened to this album in ages. Gonna have to dig it out for sure.

It's odd that I discovered them back in 2009 on Scuzz tv. That is the last place you look for decent music.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.08.2013 at 23:36  
Rating: 10
Written by snake? snaaaake! on 18.08.2013 at 23:29

I havent listened to this album in ages. Gonna have to dig it out for sure.

It's odd that I discovered them back in 2009 on Scuzz tv. That is the last place you look for decent music.

I think I somehow caught their video to Such The Fool on Kerrang! TV; even more unlikely!
Nefarious - 19.08.2013 at 08:45  
Rating: 9 I'm one of those who prefers 'Death Of A Dead Day' but i immensely enjoy all of SikTh's releases tbh and this really was a fantastic debut album. SikTh have that real longevity factor with me where even 10 years on I listen to their records on a semi-regular basis without getting bored.

I discovered them back in 2002 when they were the supporting act at some gig I was at. It was all a bit overwhelming at the time & I wasn't sure what to make of it, but I was intrigued enough to seek their music out when i got home after the gig. It was then that their music really clicked with me & I followed them ever since.

I really wish they would hurry up with that reunion....
Uldreth - 20.08.2013 at 11:55  
  Mad props for staff picking this album.

I prefer their second LP (Bland Street Bloom and Where Do We Fall are hard to beat) but this one is gargleblastingly delicious too.
qlacs - 20.08.2013 at 22:06  
Rating: 9
Written by Uldreth on 20.08.2013 at 11:55

Mad props for staff picking this album.

I prefer their second LP (Bland Street Bloom and Where Do We Fall are hard to beat) but this one is gargleblastingly delicious too.

Bro you spoke my heart there.
As The Ear Spins Round is my fav!
DragonWisdom - 20.08.2013 at 22:33  
  Musically, this album was really ahead of its time... Vocally, I just cant listen to it... The cleans are decent and what lead to the style of Periphery, Skyharbor and TesseracT, but the agro harsh vocals just kill it for me... If there was an instrumental version I would lap this up!
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.08.2013 at 00:42  
Rating: 10 With regards to their second album, I do enjoy it a lot, but lacks the chaos and randomness of this one. Just a little too conventional for me to hold my interest entirely.
psykometal - 21.08.2013 at 05:28  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.08.2013 at 00:42

Just a little too conventional for me to hold my interest entirely.

Of course you would think this, more people would likely say it's entirely too chaotic and unconventional.
Uldreth - 21.08.2013 at 11:08  
 
Written by psykometal on 21.08.2013 at 05:28

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.08.2013 at 00:42

Just a little too conventional for me to hold my interest entirely.

Of course you would think this, more people would likely say it's entirely too chaotic and unconventional.

Well for me (as someone who prefers their second) it isn't too chaotic (I like very chaotic music) - its just it is too random. Some passages that follow some parts just feel weird and out of place a bit. DoaDD feels more consistent to me.
Nefarious - 21.08.2013 at 11:25  
Rating: 9 As i said I absolutely love this album, but I think one of the reasons i prefer DoaDD is that 6 of the songs off this album were previously released on their first 2 EP's and weren't new material. It always seems to be the way but because i was already familiar with those songs from the EP's, i prefer those original versions to the ones that ended up on this album.
Dima - 01.04.2014 at 13:57  
Rating: 10 Vocals can be cringeworthy at times but I should adapt to them after a few more listens. The rest is great. The second half to "Can't we all dream" is ma favewet section.
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.04.2014 at 14:35  
Rating: 10
Written by Dima on 01.04.2014 at 13:57

Vocals can be cringeworthy at times but I should adapt to them after a few more listens. The rest is great. The second half to "Can't we all dream" is ma favewet section.

Are you going through my 10 / 10 albums or something? =P
Dima - 01.04.2014 at 14:42  
Rating: 10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.04.2014 at 14:35

Written by Dima on 01.04.2014 at 13:57

Vocals can be cringeworthy at times but I should adapt to them after a few more listens. The rest is great. The second half to "Can't we all dream" is ma favewet section.

Are you going through my 10 / 10 albums or something? =P


HE'S ONTO US! RETREAT TO THE HILLS!
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.04.2014 at 14:57  
Rating: 10
Written by Dima on 01.04.2014 at 14:42

HE'S ONTO US! RETREAT TO THE HILLS!

Dima - 01.04.2014 at 15:06  
Rating: 10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.04.2014 at 14:57

Written by Dima on 01.04.2014 at 14:42

HE'S ONTO US! RETREAT TO THE HILLS!




Oh you lel. But furreal, i've kinda exhausted the global top lists so now i'm just browsing through users' favourite albums. Just passing through and having a quick peek, don't mind me ^.^
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.04.2014 at 15:13  
Rating: 10
Written by Dima on 01.04.2014 at 15:06

Oh you lel. But furreal, i've kinda exhausted the global top lists so now i'm just browsing through users' favourite albums. Just passing through and having a quick peek, don't mind me ^.^

Go for it
mz - 08.07.2014 at 01:21  
Rating: 9 Why I'm hearing it just now? This could well be one of my first extreme metal records.
Love the omnipresent chaos and crazy vocal delivery (except for a few clean tasks).
Anyway, I think this is one of the first metalcore album ever. Still don't know what makes something a metalcore record. Anything quiet similar to this?
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.07.2014 at 01:26  
Rating: 10
Written by mz on 08.07.2014 at 01:21

This could well be one of my first extreme metal records.

Eh?

Quote:

Anyway, I think this is one of the first metalcore album ever

What? =P

Not much that's really like SikTh. They're more progressive or avant-garde metal than metalcore really, in the sense they may have metalcore as part of their music but not primarily so.

I'd say check out Hyno5e if you haven't. Fantastic band.

mz - 08.07.2014 at 01:31  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.07.2014 at 01:26

Eh?

I mean it was probably easier to listen to this album than let's say, nile-annihilation of the wicked or death-human as early steps into extreme music. Hell I even didn't listen to thrash metal that much.


Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.07.2014 at 01:26

What? =P

That's true

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.07.2014 at 01:26

Not much that's really like SikTh. They're more progressive or avant-garde metal than metalcore really, in the sense they may have metalcore as part of their music but not primarily so.
link

Thank. Will have a look at it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.07.2014 at 01:33  
Rating: 10 The botched quoting adds to my confusion! I don't get what you mean about this being your first extreme metal album when you listen to GTT and the like, and I'm pretty sure you don't think this was the first metalcore record. Unless you meant it's one of your first metalcore albums ever.
Ilham - 08.07.2014 at 01:36  
  Yeah Hypno5e is great. I saw them when I first arrived in Montpellier, where they are based, and I have to say I remember more from their performance as openers, than from the bands they were opening for. They call themselves "Métal Cinématographique" which nerdy but they work a lot on movie references. They have videos projected onto the stage that are just as interesting as the experiments they do with the music. They sound similar to SikTh but it's a whole different take on metalcore. But it's really a band that you can fully appreciate only if you see them at least once.
mz - 08.07.2014 at 01:36  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.07.2014 at 01:33

The botched quoting adds to my confusion! I don't get what you mean about this being your first extreme metal album when you listen to GTT and the like, and I'm pretty sure you don't think this was the first metalcore record. Unless you meant it's one of your first metalcore albums ever.

oh sorry. I used inappropriate word. I mean if I listened to this 5 years ago, it would had been easier for me that other early extreme metal records for me.
mz - 08.07.2014 at 01:38  
Rating: 9 And yes, I mean that it is one of my first metalcore albums. mz mind fail here.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.07.2014 at 01:41  
Rating: 10 I'm not sure if you were drawing on something I said elsewhere or it's just a coincidence but SikTh probably were my first extreme metal band, and funnily enough Annihilation of the Wicked was possibly my first death metal album
mz - 08.07.2014 at 01:47  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.07.2014 at 01:41

I'm not sure if you were drawing on something I said elsewhere or it's just a coincidence but SikTh probably were my first extreme metal band, and funnily enough Annihilation of the Wicked was possibly my first death metal album

firs with that absu album, now with these. I told you I'm a wizard.
nice coincident

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