Skin Drone are a duo with one member from Arkansas and the other one from Massachusetts that plays an avant garde, experimental, industrial and technical form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Evocation" which was released by Bluntface Records.
A very heavy sound starts off the album along with some screaming vocals and death metal growls and the music also brings in a great amount of technical elements while also being very progressive at the same time and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads are utilized they remain true to a technical style and the music also gets very experimental and avant garde at times along with some spoken words and whispers and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
At times the music can be very atmospheric along with some ambient elements and some songs bring in a small amount of violins and the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats and as the album progresses black metal screams and industrial elements are added into soem parts of the recording and there is also a brief use of clan playing, classical guitars, and melodic singing before returning back to a brutal direction and some of the tracks are long and epic in length and on the instrumental track tribal beats are utilized along with some chanting.
Skin Drone plays a style of death metal t hat is brutal, technical and progressive but add in something original by mixing in elements of industrial, avant garde and experimental along with a touch of black metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In mt opinion Skin Drone are a very great sounding experimental, industrial, avant garde, technical death metal band and if you are looking for something original, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "God Complex" "Ghost Reflection" "Witching Hour" and "Salvation". 8/5 out of 10.