New names – new tunes! Today I want to present to you a new band from Texas. I chose this band because it has its own style (more or less). Skalp is a toxic, barbaric mix of Metal, Crust and Grindcore. This tape contains 10 short songs that (hopefully) will take your scalp of, haha! The band used an interesting picture for its first release. It’s an image of a (500-400 B.C.) Siberian mummy. I bet it was scalped to collect its brain for mummification, ha! This shit looks very savage and cool. Obviously the visual part of this tape is alright, now we will check out the noise.
“Demolision” is under ten minutes in length. It starts, predictably enough, with some slow dark riffs, but this song will show the whole concept of Skalp. The riffing is just classically simple and the best thing about it is that it just sounds like something ugly from the 90’s! Guitars sound blazing and fast, I like this moldy mix of Metal and Grind styles of playing. Bass is really bright here, the same can be said about the drums. They have an unusual sound, the drummer of Skalp is using an interesting technique and that is very nice. Vocally this music is closer to Death Metal than Grindcore. Unfortunately this tape is short, it sucks, but it’s only the first release so I think it’s okay. Nonetheless, these boys managed to immerse us in the atmosphere of old school chaos and massacre.
I can truly say that this debut is successful, I really enjoyed this small tape so if you are fan bands like Brutal Truth or SOB you should check these newcomers!
Rating: 7.5/10 Skalp fb
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