SikTh are back with their first full-length album since 2006. Packed with hypnotising rhythmic conflicts, melodic atmospheres and wild lyrics, The Future In Whose Eyes? will definitely not disappoint.
With that distinctive slap of bass and unmistakable voice of Mikee W. Goodman, an introduction to the album by “Vivid” shows SikTh’s exceptional sound has not disappeared. Jumping straight in with the vocal battles, new singer Joe Rosser fits right into the turbulent singing style. Fully pumped with complex riffs and fast sounds, the two guitarist continue to show off their skills throughout the album. “Century of the Narcissist” and “Riddles of Humanity” demonstrate their abilities as the tracks pursue with sporadic bursts. Between all the intensity, some melodic vocals bring it all back down to earth. SikTh are good at balancing the chaos and calm; the complexity of the sound can be quite much at times but it’s soothed by some of the more mellow and flowing vocals.
It wouldn’t be a SikTh album without some dark poetry making an appearance. Narrated tracks “The Ship Has Sailed” and “The Moon’s Been Gone For Hours” give a needed break from the chaos and Mikee’s voices will transport you into a mystifying world. The playful bass gives a more bouncy energy in “The Aura.” With talk of flower beings mixed with some mystical percussion, this track takes you deeper into the weird and wonderful sound that makes this band unique.
Featuring the first ever guest vocals on a SikTh album, Spencer Sotelo of Periphery joins Mikee on “Cracks of Light.” Spencer’s melodic voice is a welcoming sound amongst the conflict on this dynamic track. “Golden Cufflinks” offers more gentle sounds with flowing vocals and ambient guitar riffs. The video for this track has just been released. Make sure you check it out.
Ending the album with another narrated track, “When it Rains” challenges your deeper self with some questions which will make you think about how you see the world. The tranquil instrumental finish is the perfect ending to calm your mind after the madness. This new album will definitely please all of the SikTh fans out there.
The Future In Whose Eyes? is due to be released on 2nd June. Pre-order your copy here http://found.ee/The_Future_In_Whose_Eyes