Sigil – Kingdom of the Grave

Sigil have produced a most assured debut. Influenced by the likes of Discharge, Entombed, Black Breath, Death, Immolation and Morbid Angel, Sigil are ploughing their own furrow. A pleasing aspect to this album is the crusty sound to the riffs. I was reminded of the likes of Doom here; these are some seriously dense and effective riffs. Overall, this album builds on its foundations to create a cohesive body of strong songs, an album that bodes well for Sigil, a band that should have longevity.

(Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

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[Isn’t that a striking name for a record label? Like some long-lost Lucio Fulci film!]

Steve Earles is author and co-author of numerous projects, including To End All Wars: The WWI Graphic Anthology, available summer 2014 (