- Band(s): Skeletal Earth
- Label(s): VIC Records
- Release Format(s): 7" vinyl, EP, Re-Release
- Release Year: 2022
- Review Date: February 8, 2023
- Author(s): FelixS
Together with the reissue of the band’s two full-length albums, VIC Records also reissued Skeletal Earth’s 7” EP from 1993. The rather corny title, ‘Dreighphuck’, is quite exemplary for the level of ingenuity of the music, which is in fact pretty much non-existent.
Still, ‘Dreighphuck’ ended up being the best offering of this American band that blended some Thrash Metal and Punk influences to their Death Metal. Yet, this is considerably less Punk fuelled and has much less overall quirkiness than their debut album from 1991, ‘Eulogy For A Dying Fetus’. In a song like the opening ‘Green Solution’ there is still a nice bass line here and there that reminds of Dead Kennedys, but overall it has maybe the meatiest riff the band ever produced. The total playing time of just under 14 minutes just seems to be working a lot better for this sort of music too, the two full-length albums have never been able to hold the attention for the full ride. The band has managed that a lot better on this EP, and the result is certainly a lot better too. Though not at all impressive, ‘Dreighphuck’ can certainly be labelled solid.
- Country: USA
- Style: Death Metal, Thrash Metal
- Country: Netherlands
- Style: Black Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, Other
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