Sift - Sift (Independent) - Back
In June of 2001 the band Sift recorded their second self-titled EP. This four song, sixteen minute EP has the sound of Tool and Alice and Chains, with maybe a little touch of Neurosis. The music I like quite a bit. The band is tight and the sound is heavy and catchy, but not overwhelming. Guitarist Ted Aguilar recently performed with legendary thrash band Death Angel at the Thrash of the Titans to benefit Chuck Billy of Testament due to his illness. The vocals sometimes get a little annoying when the singer tries to hold a note a little too long. Overall the disk is decent, all songs have pretty good song structure and are musically pleasing. If the vocalist use his more extreme voice throughout a whole song, it could improve the intensity and lessen annoyance of drawn-out vocals.

Rating: 73