Sikth's Dynamic Return
After redefining the prog metal scene with their wildly inventive djent sounds, SikTh burned bright for two albums before splitting acrimoniously. Now they’re back with a new EP.
As historical sites go, it may not be impressive as the cloisters of Oxford and Cambridge, but the true birthplace of 21st-century progressive metal is Watford. While both the metal and prog scenes were in a state of feverish flux, SikTh emerged from the Hertfordshire suburbs and gleefully set the rule book ablaze. Reluctant godfathers of the tech metal and djent scene that erupted soon after their untimely parting of the ways in 2007, they were embracing a wildly experimental mindset at a time when heavy music was largely descending into a state of homogenous mulch.