British progressive metal legends SikTh have made waves in the metal scene for almost two decades now. After a hiatus that lasted a few years, the band has finally made their grand return with their newest record The Future in Whose Eyes? released earlier this year (thank goodness, we were getting a little worried we’d have to keep waiting!). On top of that, one of the shining songs off the album, “Cracks of Light” was recently turned into a pretty killer music video. If you like moody shots, quick cuts, and Periphery vocalist Spencer Sotelo, you’re probably gonna love this.
The track starts off with one of those classic SikTh riffs that are a staple of their sound. Walking the line between extreme syncopation and head-banging grooviness, the track definitely begins on the right foot. The vocals from singers Mikee Goodman and Joe Rosser go back and forth in a sort of call-and-response way which gives the song a fantastic conversational style as well. And don’t forget Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo’s singing either, which adds a kind of melodic glue throughout the track that captures the atmosphere of the song beautifully. And on top of all that, the spastic nature of the track is only enhanced by the frantic drumming and tight low-end held down by drummer Dan Foord and bassist James Leach. The song is definitely one of the more popular bangers on the album, with good reason!
To catch ’em on tour, you’re probably going to want to be in the United Kingdom, since that’s where SikTh are currently performing (dates and deets below). If you’re a SikTh fan (you probably are since you got this far), you’ve probably heard their new album, but if you haven’t, you’re in for a total treat. Be sure to follow them on their website and Facebook too, because they’re back in action and show no signs of slowing down. And for all things Periphery, be sure to hit up their Facebook and website as well.
SikTh 2017 UK Tour Dates:
- Aug 12 Brtual Assault Jaromer, Czech Republic
- Aug 19 ArcTangent Bristol, United Kingdom
- Aug 27 Victorious Festival Portsmouth, United Kingdom
- Dec 02 Academy 3 Manchester, United Kingdom
- Dec 03 Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets
- Dec 04 O2 Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Dec 06 SWX Bristol, United Kingdom
- Dec 07 Concorde 2 Brighton, United Kingdom
- Dec 08 Koko London, United Kingdom
- Dec 13 The Empire Belfast, United Kingdom
- Dec 14 Bowery Dublin, Ireland