To mark the imminent release of our Second Album PEACEMAKER, every day this week we will be sharing
a review. After all we want to know what the rock and roll public think.
So for the highs and the lows, the good and the bad. We hope you make up your own mind!
So to start things off we have an awesome review from the awesome ‘FIREWORKS MAGAZINE’
“The UK seems to be producing plenty of young bands recently who just love riffs. Riffs for breakfast, riffs for tea, plus a quick riff before they go to sleep. These are bands who appreciate that Rock music owes a lot to the blues but feel it still needs a good kick up the arse…with a riff.
SKAM are definitely one of those bands, one i have now been impressed by twice onstage. The live experiences, although short, certainly had me wondering what they could do in a recording studio and just as i was wondering that, their second album was hurled at me by an angry postman (don’t ask)
The promotional blah described SKAM as a “powerhouse three-piece” , and that sums them up nicely. Their songs are melodic and heave, underpinned by (you guessed it) big ass riffs and pounding drums. Vocalist / Guitarist Steve Hill pulls off his duel role with aplomb although his vocals could be a little stronger at times. Between them, however the band deliver music that gets inside your soul and makes it jump around waving devil signs and sporting a silly grin. Even when they slow it down a bit as on ‘Precious Stone’ (don’t worry its not a ballad, just a bit slower than the rest) theres still time for a fierce solo.
So far, so good and SKAM certainly tick plenty of boxes for an enjoyable album. The drawback, however, to their reasonably basic song structure is that when you listen to the whole album it can be a bit samey, with tracks having a hard time standing out from the herd. Mind you, possibly the most basic track, ‘Lets Get Rocked’, is excellent in its simplicity so its all a bit swings and roundabouts. Lets just say there is a lot to like about SKAM but in the ned a little variety would have certainly improved what is already a solid album… with lots or riffs.
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