Skinlab - _Disembody: The New Flesh_
(Century Media, 1999)
by: Adrian Bromley (9.5 out of 10)
I was raving about this band's five-song EP _Eyesore_ a few issues back [CoC #36] and it was for a good reason: it kicked my ass. Well, if that EP kicked my ass, then the band's second full-length, _Disembody: The New Flesh_, kicked me, stabbed me, gouged my eyes out and left for me for dead by the roadside. An unpleasant image, but that's the nature of the band's material and attitude. Skinlab play their music without compromise and you can hear that in every note; the whole gritty and hard-hitting angle just jumps out at you every chance it's given. Having been tagged as a cross between Machine Head and Neurosis (a fair evaluation), Skinlab have progressed further than that labelling could have taken them. With a new set of band members (ex-members from Skrew and Killing Culture), the momentum and deliverance of Skinlab's material has been heightened. It's not just in your face anymore. We're talking about full body assault, pummelling and not letting go 'till you're pinned to the floor, screaming in agony. Yes folks, this is -that- intense. Get pummelled as tracks like "Scapegoat", "Know Your Enemies" and "Coward" blare out of your speakers. Chock up another winner for Century Media, as Skinlab joins Nevermore's latest, _Dreaming Neon Black_, as probably the two best records you'll hear in 1999. Guaranteed.

(article published 14/3/1999)

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