Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Skin-Breaking the silence


English band Skin formed in the early 90's and knocked out several albums a few years later although their debut was certainly their most successful release. As we all know the mid-90's was not a prosperous time for hard rock bands. The band broke up in 1998, but last year reformed to play the Download Festival. Obviously reuniting for that show ignited a park in the band members as they decide to record again resulting in this album. Unfortunately the band decided the tour supporting this album would be their farewell tour. So their reunion is indeed short but it did produce this album. What we have here is a hard rock albums full anthems and ballads and rockers. Not too surprisingly there is a definite 80's-early 90's present on many songs with some AC/DC style grooves and Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen dominating some of the more active songs. Not original, but the music pumps along frequently. Some of the slower songs didn't pull me in nearly as much and my finger was itching to fast forward on several occasions. A bit more of a Bon Jovi feel on those tracks. Vocalist Nev MacDonald really excels and even helps elevate a couple of songs that would have been merely average without his talent helping out. Overall a decent album, not one that will knock you out but their fans will enjoy and it may be their last hurrah for good this time.

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