Friday, May 23, 2014

Review:Skinfather-None Will Mourn

2014
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After several impressive releases, Southern California death metal warlords Skinfather have returned with None Will Mourn, their first full length album and a crushingly heavy riff-laden assault over 9 songs. This release see's the band in their finest form to date and is sure to turn the heads of any extreme music fan who comes into contact with it, especially those with a taste geared towards groove heavy death metal.

Skinfather take many of their musical cues from genre greats such as Bolt Thrower, Obituary and Morbid Angel, while adding in a dose of hardcore aggression that never sounds forced, invasive to their main sound or overdone in any way. Throughout the album there are plenty of memorable passages and hooks that will have you banging your head for days on end.It's also worth mentioning that the band has a new singer, none other than the vocalist from severely underrated metallic hardcore band Creatures. His vocal style fits the band perfectly and this could arguably be his finest work to date. It's their ability to take the best things from their influences while forging ahead with their own take on the sound that really sets Skinfather apart from much of the current death metal crop. While this might not be something you haven't heard before, it's damn well some of the finest current death metal to pop up in quite sometime.

None Will Mourn has everything a fan of death metal and extreme metal could ask for: insanely heavy riffs, a menacing vocal assault and a rhythm section that marches ever forward into oblivion. With this LP Skinfather have truely come into their own as a true force to be reckoned with in the extreme music scene, and there is no doubt in my mind that their name will be popping up quite a bit in discussions of the best current bands crafting this style. You can purchase a physical copy of the LP via Street Cleaner records from the link below, also check below for a full stream of the album via soundcloud.

Purchase None Will Mourn via Streetcleaner Records
Stream None Will Mourn in full via Earsplit/Soundcloud