Company: Mighty Music Release: 2014 Genre: Thrash, metalcore Reviewer: Eric Compton
This tenacious debut from Danish based Blood Label is as fierce as they come. Produced by famed Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Suicide Silence) the album displays an abundant amount of experience due in large part to the participants' resumes. The band is comprised of The Burning, Hatesphere, and Dawn of Demise members, arguably representing some of Denmark's finest exports. This debut is the first full length for the group, following an EP, "Existence Expires", from 2011.
While "Skeletons" maintains an aesthetic hardcore approach, it still has many layers to it. Diversified songs like "Stuck in Limbo" and the title track both possess slower starts and stops that halt the momentum and allow the introverted lyrics to take hold. "Skeletons" pays obvious attention to The Haunted and its own Hatesphere but a small portion of it browses the alternative genre for more versatility and...flesh.
About this Writer: Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.
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