Played at Graspop Metal Meeting




Sikth formed in 1999 in Watford, UK. This band is particularly hard to categorise: the influences incorporated in their music include djent, avantgarde metal, jazz, nu-metal, mathcore and metalcore. In general, they are labelled a progressive metal band. Two EPs led up to their first full CD, ‘The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild’. Their mix of the progressive and the technical struck a chord but despite the excellent reviews of their sophomore album, vocalists Justin Hill and Mikee Goodman left the band and Sikth went on hiatus. Ironically, their popularity seemed to grow in their absence and they have since been hailed as one of the main catalysts behind the djent movement. In 2013, Sikth was resurrected in the original line-up and last year’s EP ‘Opacities’ picks up where ‘Death of a Dead Day’ (2006) left off. (Text: Stef Maes / Translation: Nick Devos)