MetalBite Review by Adam M on 6/6/2018 3:14:49 PM
Skinless perform a very brutal form of death metal that has a pummelng effect on you. The riffs are straight out battery and make for a very brutal offering. This music has a scathing effect that Carcass circa Necroticism has, but has a more stripped down approach. The beating that one gets from the music is massive.
The guitars bring a wall of pummeling tactics to the listener. The drums back up the music to great effect and make it even more brutal. When all instruments are considered a pretty punishing offering can be found. Now this music doesn’t have the most versatility and this is a flaw with the recording. It could be more dynamic, but the music here certainly makes up for that with the brutality level taken to the max. There is a more heavy flair to the songs than what Exhumed uses and it’s difficult to find a comparison point because the music Is somewhat unique. The intro to Reversal of Fortune puts some variation to the disc with its more subtle opening, but this is some of the only respite one can find here. Otherwise, there is a relentless flavour to the songs that brings about headbanging from the listener. Is it a postiive characteristic to make such a brutal recording? Well, it certainly causes an impact to be felt even if the music could be more varied.
Skinless stick to their guns and bring forth the most savage recording possible. Though this year’s death metal release from Alkaloid provides an interesting counterpoint to the proceedings here, it is still nice to get such a brutal and vicious recording. It’ll be interesting to see how the band follows things up and if they crank the extremity up even more. As it stands, Savagery is a fun and hard hitting affair.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10