Before Periphery, before Animals As Leaders, there was a band called SikTh. With a dual vocal barrage, dynamic rhythms shifts and relentless technicality, they laid the foundation for the djent scene with seminal records like 2006’s Death of A Dead Day. The band, forming in 1999, went on an indefinite hiatus in 2007, but returned in fine form with 2015’s six track EP Opacities. Though one vocalist left and another took his place, the group have toured the US for the first time in their career, and are now back in full force. Having just dropped a lyric video for “Vivid”, this second single was accompanied by a title and release date for the new record: The Future In Whose Eyes? will be released on June 2 through Millenium Night. Check out the new song below:
The group conjures their signature chaotic sound on the single, but with a refined, modern polish provided by pristine production courtesy of Adam “Nolly” Getgood, Periphery‘s bassist and producer. Though it remains to be seen whether this production complements SikTh‘s frenetic, forceful sound over the course of an album, this song is technical, angry, and anthemic with a mix of darting lead guitars, hooky riffs, and versatile vocals.