These Ohio headbangers synthesize a variety of sub-styles into a blend that’s uniquely their own: They play thrash with black-metal-ish vocals (Chance Garnette frequently recalls Arch Enemy’s Angela Gossow — and that’s a good thing), basically, but with extra bits of melody wedged in here and there. And while they’ve never changed their style radically over the course of three albums, they have refined it, and on the 11-track, 32-minute Forever Abomination, it’s honed to a razor’s edge. Not a moment is wasted; even the ’80s-Metallica-style clean guitar intro is just short enough to set the mood, without incurring listener impatience.
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By Jon Wiederhorn on 10.29.13 in Reviews
Since 2003, Skeletonwitch have glorified war, death and violence with short, melodic bursts of blackened thrash that fuse the catchy hooks of Arch Enemy and Children of Bodom with the gargling vocals of bands like Cradle...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 03.07.13 in Collections
Do we even need the preamble? You know what next week is and, like any right-thinking person, you've probably put off working out a schedule until the very last second. So as you start to hammer out your crazymaking week...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.26.11 in Lists
It was a year full of surprising breakouts and breathtaking discoveries, with reliable favorites from familiar faces and strong entries from new voices. These are our Top 100 Records of 2011.