SKELETAL REMAINS — Devouring Mortality (review)

SKELETAL REMAINS — Devouring Mortality album cover Album · 2018 · Death Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Kev Rowland
Taking their name from a song by cult NY thrash band Demolition Hammer, covering a song by Carcass on the album, along with it being mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Bloodbath) and featuring cover art by Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Suffocation, Dismember), it is safe to say that with their third full-length album American death metal band Skeletal Remains are not showing any signs at all of slowing down. These guys have obviously been heavily influenced by Death, with a technical old school sound that is reminiscent of Schuldiner. One of the delighst of this album is the way that they mix tempos,. Not afraid to slow it right down almost to doom speed when the time is right, this allows them to hit back with real impact when they ramp it up, but also shows on songs such as “Catastrophc Retribution” that solos don’t have to be at the speed of light to have the corrcet impact.

There is a lightness within this, with the bottom end not always a sprevalent as it might be, but with Chris Monroy’s vocals not also being a guttural and brutal as one might expect, it actually works together really well. This is a really easy album to listen to, which isn’t something that one can always say of the genre, yet contains plenty of dynamic shifts which are always in keeping with the tone and allows the band to create a distinct sound within the genre. More melodic than many, and certainly not as abrasive, this is an album which is essential for any fan of the genre.

Share this review

Review Comments

Post a public comment below | Send private message to the reviewer
Please login to post a shout
Tupan wrote:
5 months ago
Yep, a very dynamic album, highly recommended!
Nightfly wrote:
5 months ago
I bought this album and have been very impressed by it, good stuff!

Review Index

Member Zone

Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index


Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II Power Metal
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Ill Will Metalcore
Buy this album from MMA partners
Cheap Thriller Stoner Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
Craft Of Rotten Flesh Deathcore
Buy this album from MMA partners
Sweet Lies Honest Hate Metalcore
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions


Latest Metal News


More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online