SIKTH’S MIKEE GOODMAN + IRON MAIDEN’S ADRIAN SMITH COLLABO IS ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD
We expected a lot from the various members of SiKth after they split up for good in 2008. All we’ve really gotten to date was a decent but ultimately “wow factor”-lacking record from Pin’s Aliases last year, a project that kinda sounded like SiKth gone djent (ironic given the fact that SiKth unwittingly played a hand in inspiring the entire djent movement). We’ve been hearing reports that ex-SiKth vocalist Mikee Goodman had been working with Iron Maiden guitar vet Adrian Smith since August of 2010 with nothing to show for it… until now. And, kinda surprisingly, the first song they’ve released is absolutely GREAT. And it sounds nothing like SikTh whatsoever. Here’s “I See Lights” from the new project, whose moniker — Primal Rock Rebellion — is so unfortunate I almost considered not mentioning it at all:
Sweet, right? Totally different than what you were expecting, right?
Add it to the list of potentially exciting albums on the block for release in early 2012. Primal Rock Rebellion comes out on February 27 via Spinefarm Records.