Hailing from France and comprised of two death metal obsessed maniacs is Skelethal. The fact that they live, breath and pretty much do anything that is in relation to death metal certainly shines through on their new record Of the Depths…. This new pummeling release is just that. It is nine furious tracks of nothing but old-school death metal influenced tracks that grind your bones and empty you of your innards. Of the Depths… is an uncompromising, sordid and completely filthy release that comes at you in waves until you are buried beneath a sea of rotted cadavers.
It only takes Skelethal twenty whole seconds to get straight into the meat of their record. After a very short intro, Skelethal kicks things into high and brain boiling gear to provide you with nine roaring and intense death metal tracks. While their style of death metal is that of the old, Skelethal never recycle sounds or rip any old-school death metal band off what so ever. The sound and style that Skelethal play with worships their death metal forefathers, but the overall sound that you hear on Of the Depths… is a gritty, terrifying and blood draining sound all their own.
Of the Depths… is a monster of a record. Each song is loud, flesh peeling, gritty and entirely bulldozing providing you with a dangerous and skull grinding listen. Skelethal doesn’t really pause between songs at all so you get hammered and pulverized for nine straight songs leaving you as an unrecognizable twist of bone and flesh. Of the Depths… truly is unrelenting as menacing riffs hammer down upon you while the drums blast and chip away at your skull and forcing their way through the wall of deadly noise are the unearthly and throat ripping growls. Everything on this record is executed very well all the way down to the gritty production which ultimately provides you with a great headbanging listen.
With Of the Depths…, Skelethal shows that they are masters of death. This new record of theirs is filled with nine great songs that get under your skin and work their way into your brain. Of the Depths… is undeniably heavy and memorable and fans of new death metal and old will certainly get more than their fair share of listens out of this record.
You can pre-order Of the Depths… right here.
Of the Depths… will be out June 23, 2017 through Hells Headbangers Records.