Saturday, June 09, 2012

Skeletal Remains-Desolate Isolation-Demo Cassette


Self-Release (Original Cover)

Skeletal Remains (a cool band name that I'm surprised hasn't been used before by are a rather young band. Formed in 2011 (and originally called Anthropophagy before the name change) this Whittier, California four-piece released a limited run demo the same year. The 4 track demo tape was handed out to friends and fans and would have been a hard item to track down if not for FDA REKOZ. Granted, this is also a limited run as well so if you plan on picking up this instant classic it would be well advised to do so a.s.a.p. What makes this 2011 re-issue (with an new layout to boot!) such a hot ticket item? Well, the demo cassette (which is limited to 166 hand-numbered copies and comes with a Skeletal Remains outdoor sticker for all the kiddos out there) is full-on Pestilence worship. Heck, the band even pulls off a pretty sweet Pestilence cover ("Chronic Infection") to showcase their love-affair with the Dutch death metal act. Along with Pestilence there is a little bit of appreciation shown to the forefathers of the movement (Death of course!) along with Morgoth. Those looking for old-school charm will find plenty to love about this 4-track demo and if this is any indication of the what awaits (as far as future products from this California death metal band) fans once a proper full-length album is (hopefully) released one can only drool over the prospect. Find out more below.

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Blogger Metal Mark said...

I read another review this one mentioning the band's love of Pestilence. That's fine by me. Pestilience were one of my favorite early death metal bands and if a young act wants to be influenced by them all the power to them.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

I loved Pestilence as well. They were leaders of the scene and every bit as good as they were hyped to be.

6:53 AM  

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