Customers in Ireland - we can now ship any 2 vinyls (OR ANY ITEMS UP TO 1kg) for just 6 euros! Or larger parcels for €8.61!
UK/Europe for €10 and rest of world for €12.50 for 2 vinyls or any items up to 1KG.
Limited edition 180g white vinyl. Incl. printed innersleeve.
Cult Japanese black metal legends Sigh formed in 1989/90, featuring mainman Mirai Kawashima, Satoshi Fujinami & Kazuki Ozeki. Their masterful debut ‘Scorn Defeat’, became one of the country’s greatest and most revered metal exports. With a journey through the strange and the psychedelic, incorporating a whole eclectic mix of genre styles & experimentation throughout their career, Sigh has remained a vital creative force in the avantgarde field. However, at its core, Sigh has always remained true to its roots of old school metal. With a deep appreciation for the black metal masters of the 80s such as Celtic Frost and Venom, Sigh would weave intricate keyboard textures and skilled piano composition courtesy of Mirai Kawashima among the Frost-fuelled riffing to create an atmospherically distinctive and dark sound. The lyrical content was also unusual for the time, incorporating strong elements of occultism and eastern mysticism to differentiate them somewhat from their Scandinavian peers.
Mirai Kawashima, Sigh mainman comments “Scorn Defeat” is a magical album. Now we are more mature musicians with much more knowledge about music and better playing ability, but (or maybe I should say “therefore”) if we re-recorded it now, the album wouldn’t sound any better, as all the magic would be lost.
What delights me the most is that the album we recorded almost 30 years ago is still loved and being newly re-released like this, which we never expected back then.
This special release makes me proud and makes my life as a musician something meaningful.
Sentinel Records is an independent record label based in Dublin, Ireland. Sentinel was founded in August 2000 with the initial intention of releasing a compilation of Irish Metal bands from across the country and then to continue to develop into a Record Label.