SOULSKINNER – Crypts Of Ancient Wisdom (CD)
Death metal music is all good as it is packed with tons of negative vibes that want to make you take out all your angst on someone, but when you’ve an old school death metal unit like Soulskinner, the torture and suffering become one, and then your victim dies! “Crypts Of Ancient Wisdom” is a 12-song affair that has plenty of killer influences from the likes of Grave, Unleashed, Gorefest, Bolt Thrower and even Asphyx. These brutally lethal influences alone make this CD a worthwhile addition to your collection of total death. When you put Soulskinner’s “Crypts…” on your stereo for the first time, just prepare to be blown into the darkest and fiery depths of the abyss. Their music is a rabid and vicious hybrid of all things destructive. Their songs mercilessly butcher your spirit until it completely evaporates, leaving your tattered and beaten corpse for vultures soaring high above, waiting to zero in on your lifeless corpse.
I highly recommend this album for death metal heads into headbanging to darkened guitar parts and drumming that’s sure to move you into a chaotic frenzy. Overall, nothing out of the ordinary here, but Soulskinner do have it in themselves as well as their band to write ancient death metal music, which made the 1990s such an awesome time for this forgotten style of extremeness nowadays. [Xtreem] Sarjoo Devani