Review Summary: Let's move on to something else shall we?1 of 3 thought this review was well written
Skinbound is a death metal band that originated from Buffalo, New York. They aren’t really too popular yet but from what I’ve heard so far from these guys is that there really isn’t anything that special with them. They’re just a typical metal band whose lyrical themes aren’t really expressed in their music. According to the band members themselves, the theme of the music is how greed, gluttony, envy, and all sorts of different horrible sins have completely turned the world away from religious beliefs of the world. I wouldn’t call them a Christian band, but they at least have to have some sort of religious background considering their singer is a reverend.
As for the album itself, it’s OK in terms of how many positives there are in this album, but to be honest, there aren’t that many. Being the typical death metal band does have its odds and ends. For instance, they don’t run the risk of becoming something that most people who are fans of this kind of music would turn away from. But that same reason may also work against it as well. Just being something that has been done hundreds, if not thousands, of times isn’t going to mean that this band is going to be popular. I’m not saying that they will be, but I think if they keep turning into the same direction that they have been turning to for years, then they won’t go anywhere and that they will remain the way they are, just a simple act in the tour that’s exciting at first, but forgotten the moment that they leave the stage, unless if they are the main act, in which they probably won’t get that much people to come to any of their concerts in the first place.
As for the songs go, there are only about two songs that I believe that are worth mentioning since the other songs are as forgettable as your birthday, which feels exciting at first but as the days goes by you completely forget almost everything. “No God” is probably that one song that makes you question whether or not these guys are even religiously driven, or even religious at all, because the vocals are so disgustingly messy and are in no way understandable, that the only thing you will actually know what they are saying is “No God,” aside from the crying woman at the beginning of the song. The song in general is just a bunch of random riffs repeating over again, which makes it probably the most notable because it’s the most terrible. The other song is “Crucible,” which is actually the best song in the album; heck I’ll even say it’s decent. There’s nothing special about this piece in general, other than the fact that this is just a normal death metal song, which is why this song is tolerable. This song is actually tolerable enough that they even made a music video for this song, in which the singer looks like a serial killer, which in turn, kind of makes the video entertaining.
Overall, this album is just so forgettable. At first listen, it does sound cool, but after a while, you just want to listen to something else. Over half the songs are forgettable, and only one song is actually worth listening to. Even I don’t think that the typical metal-head would enjoy this album too much. It's not "terrible", but it's just "bad" as in unremarkable.