Review by Alex on February 19, 2020.
No compromises, just reliable blackened speed/punk metal is all you'll get here on Skumstrike's 2nd EP Execution Void.
Comprised of a diverse triple threat, 15 minutes of blasting fury put the burn to the speakers with high velocity riffing, drumming and shouting. Apparently the members share different geographic origins, with LA hailing from Ireland, ZS from Singapore and FD being of French-Canadian descent, so in turn you end up with one hell of trilingual musical maelstrom. 'Filth', 'The Deserter', 'Lethal Injection', 'Thousand Eyes' and 'The Lie' spray flammable liquids indiscreetly for 15 minutes straight with barely any breaks or interruptions. Mashing together noise and blackened speed, Execution Void hides nothing from the listener; as bright, heavy, fast and loud as the Tunguska Meteor strike, these songs spell out destruction with no stammering. Fairly candid mostly, though you can hear the diverse influences clash against each other and ball-up only to exploded and shatter everything within its sonic radius.
Rating: 7.4 out of 10266