This Summer, while attending the Vans Warped Tour, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Japanese metal act Crossfaith… I was totally blown away by both what I heard and saw. Needless to say I was quite excited when the band’s new disc, Apocalyze, crossed my desk a few weeks later.

Through the years, Sigh’s music, although rooted in Black Metal, has gone beyond categorizations. The latest album from these Japanese provocateurs, titled In Somniphobia, is the perfect example of this: a twisted mix of Extreme Metal, Psychedelia, Progressive Rock, Avant-garde music, Electronica, Jazz, Blues and much more. It’s a recording that truly pushes the limits of these genres in unashamed fashion.