Episode 130 - The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild by SikTh
Many say that alongside Meshuggah, SikTH are one of the forebearers of djent music. A brief listen to this album will suggest that this may be somewhat true, but the influence is probably more apparent on their second album Death of a Dead Day, than this, their debut.
The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out, Wait for Something Wilde by SikTH is not a djent album. The elements of the sound are there for sure, but this record incorporates a lot of nu-metal, emo, math and prog. Amongst a lot of other weirdness. It’s a strange record.
These guys were clearly thinking outside of the box though. There’s a level of playing here that far surpasses many of the things their contemporaries were doing at the time. Has it aged well? We couldn’t decide, but you have the power to decide if this makes it into our discography. Fans of djent will no doubt be completely aware of this band’s importance. Those less familiar though? It’ll be interesting to see how y’all react.