Gallows Gallery is the Sigh album best known for not being black metal at all and instead sounding upbeat despite still dealing with morbid subject matter and being a little ghostly thanks to the keyboard organ and occasional dark rhythm. This album is where the '60s psych rock leanings seen on Imaginary Sonicscape take over to the point where they dominate and the only thing keeping this from being stoner metal is the fast tempo and lack of fuzz effects
Gallows Gallery is an album by the band Sigh. It was released by Candlelight Records originally in 2005. 2007 Reissue Bonus Tracks. 2012 Reissue Bonus Disc - Demos, September 20, 2004. Additional Personnel. Gallows Gallery is Sigh's first album as a four-piece rather than a trio and their first album for which they made a music video.
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Gallows Gallery is Sigh's first album as a four-piece rather than a trio and their first album for which they made a music video. The album also more prominently features clean vocals, with Mirai's singing heavily processed through Pro Tools and vocoders.
Gallows Gallery has turned out to be one of my favourite albums of 2005. There are two major changes to Sigh's style on this album: 1) the vocals are predominantly clean like a sort of Japanese heavy/power metal style, I will say that I've never heard any vocals like them before. 2) The riffing style is faster and very melodic and the production heavier. Yet, for all the differences, 'Gallows' still manages to be classic Sigh. One thing that hasn't changed is Mirai's skillful manipulation of a wide range of percussive and electronic instruments. Perhaps another thing that makes the album so colourful is the melodies, which the album is absolutely packed with. Most of them are quite fast too. Speaking of melodies, Shinichi is in stunning form here, revelling in his unique soloing style more than ever, and making for some of the best solos of a guitarist who was going wild on lead ever since the beginning of Sigh's career.
Gallows Gallery, the group's 6th album, abandons the black metal sound altogether. There's no shrieks and screeches trademarked by black metal bands, and there's no tremelo picking to be found at all. This is also the most keys-dominated metal album I've ever heard, sometimes even burying the guitars. In fact, this one of the reasons why Sigh seems so normal on this album. The song-writing might be strange and unorthodox, but the instruments sounds like any other band could have created them. Mirai does well at the vocal department too, ditching the screech and the growls in favour of using his computer effected singing/chanting. With that being said though, the song-writing on this album is absolutely top-notch. Nothing sounds contrived and out of place. They could have put anything in their songs and it would still fit into the song perfectly.