Cvlt Nation is streaming the self-titled debut from blackened metal/punk practitioners SKELETON in its searing entirety. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release Friday, July 10th via 20 Buck Spin.
Easily the most vicious and intelligent dark punk/metal hybrid in years, the eleven tracks comprising Skeleton signal the black dawn of a new breed; war-like hymns for the soldiers of a scorched apocalypse to come, from which a bleak alternate future will emerge.
Cvlt Nation crowns record, “a fucking underground classic,” adding, “It’s a punk album as much as it’s a metal album and it’s unrelenting on so many levels! Imagine if Motörhead bred with Bolt Thrower – their offspring might sound like SKELETON’s powerful fury…”
Stream Skeleton, courtesy of Cvlt Nation, at THIS LOCATION.
Skeleton was recorded and mixed by Chico Jones at Estuary Recording Facility, produced by SKELETON and Jones, and mastered by Sasha Stroud at Artifact Audio NYC with artwork by Jeremy Cook, layout by Ian Graham, and photography by Mark Garcia and John Byrnes.
Having plied their black-market trade for several years in grime infested underground dungeons and sub-basements, SKELETON’s first LP is a cataclysmic expansion of the band’s unhallowed vision venturing well beyond its earlier borders. Though some might be prone to lazily apply simplistic genre tags to SKELETON’s style, the reality is far more sweeping. Fans of Venom, Bathory, early Mayhem, Discharge, Anti Cimex, Amebix, Raspberry Bulbs, G.I.S.M., Nightfell, and all those who follow the Austin Texas punk/metal scenes, pay heed.