In Somniphobia

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In Somniphobia
Sigh - In Somniphobia.jpg
Studio album by Sigh
Released 13 March 2012
Recorded 2010–2011, at Studio Moopies and Electric Space Studio
Genre Black metal
Symphonic metal
Avant-garde metal
Progressive metal
Length 1:04:39
Label Candlelight Records
Producer Sigh
Sigh chronology
Scenes from Hell
(2010)
In Somniphobia
(2012)
Graveward
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! Favorable[2]
Chronicles of Chaos 9/10 stars[3]
Revolver Magazine 4.5/5 stars[4]
Thrash Hits 5/6 stars[5]

In Somniphobia is the ninth studio album released by Japanese extreme metal band Sigh. It was released on 13 March 2012 under the independent record label Candlelight Records.

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics by Mirai Kawashima except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Purgatorium" 4:48
2. "The Transfiguration Fear" 4:51
3. "Opening Theme: Lucid Nightmare" 1:58
4. "Somniphobia" 7:34
5. "L'Excommunication à Minuit" 5:38
6. "Amnesia" 8:10
7. "Far Beneath the In-Between" (lyrics by Kam Lee) 7:10
8. "Amongst the Phantoms of Abandoned Tumbrils" (lyrics by Metatron) 9:31
9. "Ending Theme: Continuum" 1:42
10. "Fall to the Thrall" 5:17
11. "Equale"
  1. "Prelude"
  2. "Fugato"
  3. "Coda"
8:00

Personnel[edit]

Sigh[edit]

  • Mirai Kawashima – vocals, piano, Minimoog, Prophet-5, Clavinet D-6, organ, Roland RE-201, vocoder, ring modulator, recorder, sitar, tabla, tampura, shortwave radio, jaw harp, glockenspiel
  • Dr. Mikannibal – alto saxophone, vocals
  • Satoshi Fujinami – bass
  • Shinichi Ishikawa – guitar
  • Junichi Harashima – drums

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Metatron – vocals and narration on tracks 3 and 8
  • Kam Lee – vocals on track 7
  • Barmanu – sarangi
  • Adam Matlock – clarinet on tracks 6 and 11, accordion on track 8
  • Jonathan Fisher – trumpet on tracks 8 and 11

Other personnel[edit]

  • Takamichi Osada – engineering
  • Tim Turan – mastering
  • Eliran Kantor – artwork
  • Tenkotsu Kawaho – photos

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned (March 2012). "In Somniphobia – Sigh". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Walschots, Natalie Zina (13 March 2012). "Sigh – In Somniphobia · Metal Reviews". Exclaim!. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Carbon, Jonathan A. (4 March 2012). "CoC : Sigh – In Somniphobia : Review". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Krovatin, Christopher (21 February 2012). "Review: Sigh – In Somniphobia". Revolver Magazine. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Album: Sigh – In Somniphobia". Thrash Hits. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.