Skinless Puppy In A Bag O' Salt
Burn


3.5
great

Review

by MisterBeergut USER (1 Reviews)
February 17th, 2013 | 26 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: take everything you love about conventional music and throw it out the window

Abstract "necroprog" band Skinless Puppy in a Bag o' Salt seem to have appeared out of thin air to release their debut EP, "Burn".

This is quite an interesting release, indeed. Throughout the 5 songs, a wide variety of musical ground is covered and no song sounds even remotely similar. The production of this EP is raw, and for lack of better words it sounds like it was recorded on a tape recorder in a basement. However, all the instruments are clearly audible. The drums tend to overpower the mix, but not to the point where it renders the music unlistenable. Apparently these guys don't have a bassist, but the music still delivers.

Opener "Burn" is an upbeat, ambitious instrumental passage that summarizes the content of the EP rather well as it progresses through various tempos and moods. You can tell that these guys don't take themselves too seriously and are having fun playing their music.

The drummer plays a bass drum-heavy style reminiscent of john bonham but somewhat sloppier. However, he includes some pretty cool fills and never detracts from the music. The guitarist plays in a simple-yet-skillful, laid-back style that both contrasts and compliments the drums and together they form a very odd but intriguing sound.

Vocals only appear on a few tracks, often just mumbling incoherently underneath the wall of sound. However, they sound great in the rare moments when they are decipherable, especially on the cover of Neil Young's classic "Cortez the Killer".

The last 3 songs of the EP together form a suite of sorts. "Last Tears of the Sun" sounds like an experimental mix of zeppelin and floyd. it's rather bizarre but certainly demonstrates the experimental ambitions of the musicians. "Winds of the Void" sounds like an unreleased outtake from Dark Side of the Moon that echoes along with wailing vocal lines before seguing into "The Destruction of Time" which verges on noise territory and ends the album with a monstrous, loud implosion of chaos. It feels like you're being sucked into a black hole inside a microwave while being pummeled into the abyss.

Overall, SPIABOS deliver a solid, quirky release that is a refreshing listen. This eclectic EP will make you scratch your head and think "What the *** am i listening to?" one moment and have you entranced in a daze at the next. It's sloppy and unpolished but it clearly demonstrates a band with potential. Recommended for fans of avante-garde experimental music.

stream the EP for free at http://skinlesspuppyinabagosalt.bandcamp.com


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MisterBeergut
February 16th 2013


21 Comments


don't know why the album art isn't showing

MisterBeergut
February 16th 2013


21 Comments


sweet EP, check it out sputnik

Buzzkillr
February 16th 2013


1541 Comments


sweet, I was just looking for a review of this. thanks for spamming the link in other threads

pissbore
February 16th 2013


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

awesome band name

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Kman418
February 16th 2013


12082 Comments


So I heard this was really shitty

Calc
February 16th 2013


12819 Comments


"Hailing from Antarctica"

I'm calling horseshit, but I'm loving the band's name

Digging: The Ongoing Concept - Handmade

MisterBeergut
February 16th 2013


21 Comments


you should check'm out

Sniff
February 16th 2013


1862 Comments


You in the band?

lucasjcockcroft
February 16th 2013


3718 Comments


ghey

pissbore
March 5th 2015


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol remember when i captain doorighted this and reviewed my own album before anyone even heard it as necro dogg



pissbore
March 22nd 2015


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

bump

pissbore
April 17th 2015


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

http://spiabos.bandcamp.com

pissbore
April 17th 2015


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

bump

pissbore
April 17th 2015


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

you guys should listen to this and rate it

pissbore
April 17th 2015


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

bump

demigod!
April 17th 2015


47045 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i enjoyed this

pissbore
April 17th 2015


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Raw dogg desperately needs a review

demigod!
April 17th 2015


47045 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i'll give it a listen soon. cover art is dope

pissbore
April 17th 2015


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

you should honestly review Raw Dogg before Light

Aftertheascension
April 17th 2015


2291 Comments


wonderful band name



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