Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sigh - Gallows Gallery (2005) & Scenes From Hell (2010)

Sigh, a band that continually amuses me with how effortlessly they genre blend. They don't just incorporate many different styles, they do it properly and in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. Sigh, is not fucking scared to change it up on an album, and they do so often.

So, if you were wondering why I chose Gallows Gallery and Scenes From Hell as a means for a half-assed comparison. The reason being, not only are both of these releases incredibly brilliant and flawlessly executed, but they are vastly different from each other.

Gallows Gallery is quirky and extremely catchy. Vocals are mainly clean and often chanted in a swing style sort of way. Nothing feels overly dark, in fact everything sounds oddly celebratory and cheerful.

Scenes From Hell is dark and full of grandiose. Vocals are mainly screamed, shrieked or growled. It is also catchy, but in a different approach. The interludes are absolutely brilliant and are the driving force behind the melody, adding to the maniacal deranged Art Deco manner. 

Both are different, both are brilliant. Without them, to me you are a professional dicksmith.

1 comment:

  1. I really dug Gallows Gallery, but didn't care much for Scenes From Hell. May grow on me though.