Review by Luka on May 15, 2002.
Skinlab must really think they've reached a level of perfection with their music on which they have nothing to improve. Why else would their sound and style stay utterly consistent and unchanging since their debut back in '97? Well...
Here's the thing with Skinlab albums: if you've heard one you've heard them all. So if you've have any of their previous works already then the exact number of hairs on my, uh... back, will interest you more than "Revolting Room". Think of it as 10 more songs from "Disembody the New Flesh" and the material is just as good, if not fresh. If you want more of the same, get it, if you want something new after three albums of the same, steer well clear and wave goodbye.
Now all the power and energy that these guys are famous for is there, and strong as ever. The vigorous groove will pick you up and start thrashing you around sure enough, the familiar Skinlab sound of razor-sharp guitars cutting through thick and buttery bass will get your head swinging madly all the way up to the fifth song. By that time they've thrown all they have at you and the rest is recycled. Clever drum-fills and hooks will grab at you but the shallow and slightly nu-metal approach means the songs won't take too long to absorb. Honestly, I'd rather listen to Slipknot.
Bottom Line: It's a safe buy. So safe that I guarantee you won't be exposed to anything original whatsoever, in the process.
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Rating: 6.8 out of 10