Skinless

Skinless

"Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead"
(domestic / US import)

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Skinless

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previous works

Skinless

"From Sacrifice to Survival"
(UK import)



Skinless

"Foreshadowing Our Demise"
(domestic / UK import)

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buttonCD review : Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead (06/07/15) : reviewed by rod
buttonphoto report (03/07/16 @ Shinsaibashi Club Quattro) : photos by ikesan
buttonphoto report (03/07/13 @ Shibuya Club Quattro) : photos by saya38


      It's been a very long time since a death metal cd has impressed me. probably way back to the Carcass days. Not to say this or any recent death metal cd rivals classic Carcass, because it doesn't, it just doesn't follow the path of mediocrity too many bands seem to take these days. Between that time I've come across bands and cds that are good for 3 or 4 songs before the formula death metal has insisted on keeping for the last 15 or so years forces me to eject the cd and hope to never have to review another death metal cd for at least a week. Boring cookie monster vocal stylings along with the standard rehashed riffs, backwards drumming and rather uninspired, or plain stupid lyrical content. Oh and by the way, wearing makeup and cheesy zombie contact lenses isn't helping your music either big boy! Skinless was a band that never really did much for me in the past I must admit, even though I considered former frontman Sherwood Webber a great guy and friend (thanks again for the Section 8 cd!).

      I got this puppy in the mail and honestly it sat on my desk for quite sometime as I dreaded having to sit through yet another boring selection of gurgling,long winded generic death metal.So I was blown away from the first note of Overlord.

      Right from the get go this motherfucker is an assault on the senses. with Noah Carpenter's powerful and unrelenting guitars bulldoze the way for jason Keyser's demonic gutteral vocals that instead of being the weak link of the music actually compliments the music by not being a distraction to the overall power of the music. The drumming doesn't let you down either. Instead of a steady diet of kick drum just for the sake of having kick drums, Bob "BIG GUNS" Beaulac brings the double kicks when it's most effective and the low end doesn't become a mere blast of low end noise. The tracks have the pace of a hardcore cd stopping just long enough to lend a sample and move to the next blistering assault of the senses. I don't know how they do it exactly, but the cd doesn't wear thin. before I knew it I was sitting through the entire cd following every riff all the way to the rather unique cover of Sabbath's Wicked World. While thankfully not trying to sound like 70's Sabbath to the note, Skinless take Sabbath to the dark side of death metal done right with just enough double kick and gurgling death vocals without going over the top.This is a cd worthy of it's title!


reviewed by rod


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