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" Sometimes it’s a berserker rampage, sometimes it’s slow and brutally crushing, and especially in the closing minutes when it really starts to steamroll, it’s an unstoppable hard-rocking juggernaut." - No Clean Singing
"sums up the whole thing perfectly. It’s dirty, sludgy, and drenched in doom. These dudes are from Japan but they rock like they’re from the pits of hell. " - Nerdist
”Sithter's second album - Chaotic Fiend - offers another round of Death, Doom, Drone and Psychedelic Madness. Chaotic Fiend is quite a dark, progressive and complex album with the band touching on a variety of dark themes throughout the album. Though the band creates a huge amount of different noises and riffs that keep you entertained throughout the album.” - Outlaws Of The Sun
"This interesting sound was what drew me into the world of Sithter in the first place, and if you are keen on adding something different to your boring Doom collection I can honestly say that Sithter’s Chaotic Fiend will make ripples in the endless sea of dumbed-down and generic Doom. " - Kaala
"There is a sense of disgust, malfeasance and utter decay represented in the music of Chaotic Fiend. It gives us a gateway into a band who understand the bitter pill of 21st century life. As we are repeatedly forced to choke down devilish riffs and get lost in gargantuan stomps, Sithter swaggers forward, showing us a band who are here to fuck shit up and choke you out. " - Two Guys Metal Reviews
"From start to finish, Chaotic Fiend kills. Acrid fuzz, bowel-punching down-tuned bass all blown out in sickly rolls of wah.
There’s those round-the-kit fills just ahead of the beat that gets your head nodding, and the classic slow-to-fast turnarounds that lock each song into dynamically interesting groove." - Brown Noise Unit
" Each listen reveals a new layer; if not for the December release date, it would be making more than a few "best doom tracks of the year" list. Regardless of month, Chaotic Fiend is a sludge metal beast and will hold its own in years to come." - blood + spirit
"Chaotic Fiend is a solid example of what makes sludge metal so fucking awesome. Even with legends like Crowbar that just put out a record this year, I have to say that personally this stands out as the more polished work. While sludge can have some monotony to it, there are effective ways to work with that structure, and that is what Sithter pulls off here." - Michael Pementel
" Sithter plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in sludge and doom metal while the influences of drone, crust and death metal gives the music a little bit more originality, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes." - Doomed To Darkness Zine
"Rarely in the world of heavy music do I find anything that has an “evil” ring to it (everyone is trying to be as fucking loud as the last band you know). Sithter has a dirty underbelly to it though, the right element of degenerate that is both sound and aura. Listening to this record makes me wish I could add songs from it to the soundtrack of such films as Ichi the Killer and Oldboy, because just like those two films… this music is gritty and grimy as hell!" - Metal Injection
4.5/5 - Handwritten Mag
7/10 - Salad Days Magazine
8/10 - Hellhound.ca
Originally formed in 2006 under the name PsychoToBlack, after numerous personnel changes, a handful of filed missing person reports and a ritual or two in the black arts, Tokyo's Sithter eventually emerged, dragged into sunlight.
Influenced by the traditional sludge metal of bands like Grief, Eyehategod and Buzzoven, after leaving his previous outfit MONE¥I$GOD in 2007, guitarist Hyö “Noise Fucker” Kagawa brought with him experiments in doom and dark psychedelia, alongside drummer Takefumi Matsuda and vocalist/guitarist Hiroyuki Takano. Completed by the arrival of newest member Wahei Gotoh on bass in 2013 – kidnapped from the heavy cosmic rock band Dhidalah – the quartet quickly became masters of the "Sonic Death Sludge" sound.
Following the release of 2009's “The Last Temptation” EP, their first full-length album “Evilfucker” on the Russian doom label Bad Road Records and a split with Seoul-based death metal trio Gonguri last year, this December will see the release of “Chaotic Fiend” on Bonten Records.
The inaugural taste of which can be sampled via the track “Masque of the Black Death”, a poisonous and molasses thick assault on all senses.
Hyö Kagawa – Guitar
Wahei Gotoh – Bass
Takefumi Matsuda – Drums
Hiroyuki Takano – Vocals, Guitar
released December 9, 2016
Recorded at NOISE ROOM recording studio.
Engineered by Shigenori Kobayashi
Produced by Sithter and NOISE ROOM
Track8 piano by Mako Kotama from Magdalene Junen
Track8 Music written by Nobuyuki Sentou
Track9 Voice by L'eclipse Nue
All about music written by Hyo Kagawa
All lyrics written by Hiroyuki Takano
Band contact: firstname.lastname@example.org