Jaska Isola (Vocals) Dennis D'Angelo (Guitars) Lucas Tadini (Keyboards) Bruno Silva (Bass) and Caio Moskalkoff (Drums) are Skunk Oil. The band are a high energy rock band who recently released Skeletons in the Closet.
The production is top notch and the band can seriously rock your socks off. There were multiple times I couldn’t help but pump my fist in the air. The band get things started with “Elephant’s Paw” which sets the tone with a commanding drum beat and fuzzy guitars ripping it up. The vocalist is extremely dynamic and versatile. There were times he reminded me of Marilyn Manson such as on the chorus. The band just brings a wide variety of sounds to the track. They mix up time, textures and more.
Next up is “illusion” which is somewhere between Queens of the Stone Age and a funhouse in an amusement park. The song is mighty catchy and drives like a bat out of hell. There is also no lack of creative grooves and breakdowns.
Alice in Chains came to mind when listening to “Ritual” at least in the vocal department. The music warps. It literally sounds like it’s warping while vocals are laid over it.
“Digging For Pearls” has one of the coolest sounding lead guitar solos I have heard. It avoids the typical cliches and unleashes a cascade of unique sounds. Last but not least is “Selfie (ft. Ava Anderson)” which has a completely different vocalist and threw me off at first. The band starts to emerge in full force a little after the two minute mark.
The band packs so much into the five songs it felt like a full length. I will be happily revisiting this EP soon. Recommended
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