Well, it wasn’t difficult to guess the blue-prints the Greek blokes from Skarz used for their debut release… Dimon’s Night and Kostas Sarcastic, who know eachother of Humanity Zero, grabbed Death’s “Leprosy”, “Spiritual Healing” and “Human” of the shelves, along with Pestilence’s “Consuming Impulse” and “Testimony of the Ancients” and poured a Mamelli / Tardy-like vocal on it.
The album flows from chopping Old School Death Metal riffs to a more technical passage with an emphasised bass (a bit Steve DiGiorgio like) and back to an Old School approach. Sometimes you hear some other approach as well like on “Deathing till T(h)rash”, which has Obituary’s signature from the very beginning.
“What Remains” is without any doubt a pleasant listen, but if they can raise the bar on their second album to find the fine balance between Old School riffs, technical parts, solos and song writing in general, it is something to look out for! (Ricardo)