Friday, July 22, 2011

SKILLER: "Follow The Siren"

Rating: EP

Label: TSM/SLW 2011

Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

The monicker may not be the best ever, nor the most memorable one (actually, anything that ryhmes with 'killer'). However, there's more to Skiller than meet the eyes (Thank God!) and you will find several easy accessible melodies on thier latest EP. It's far too crisp and electronica to please the hardcore death metal fan, but, powerful growls (verses) and clean vocals (refrain), definitely a pleasing combination in my books. Finely and catchy contoured tracks such as "My Secret" and "The Crowning", add to this a great production by Henrik Edenhed (Dead By April, Robyn, etc), and the monicker should be memorized by the fan of structured and updated metal. Yep, there's more than a whiff of contemporary U.S.Metal of today on this patter, but with songs catchy as cold, who gives a damn? Skiller are on the right track to/of success, "Follow The Siren" - follow the leader.

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