Follow The Metal Crypt on X  The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt on Threads  The Metal Crypt's YouTube Channel
Review: Horns & Hooves - I Am the Skel Messiah
Horns & Hooves
I Am the Skel Messiah

Label: Invictus Productions
Year released: 2022
Duration: 36:38
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: October 4, 2022
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
I Am the Skel Messiah

Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)

This is some kind of messy black metal from this band that has been around since 2013 and is now releasing its first full-length album. In terms of "pure" black metal, what you'll find here is closer to the first wave; raw and dirty and sometimes catchy, sometimes sounding like it could fit on a horror movie soundtrack. The band also flirts with black 'n' roll quite a bit, and I dare you not to headbang or at least get the foot tapping when those songs come up. I'm also reminded of early-to-mid '80s German thrash at times, very raw and fast, basic stuff that you can't get enough of. I Am the Skel Messiah is all over the place and takes you on a rollercoaster of extreme genres without getting too extreme, which may make it more appealing to those who can't stand it when things go a little overboard. With all this, the album is fun but kind of directionless. After enough listens you kind of get used to it and enjoy the diversity.

Other related information on the site
Review: Morbid Lust (reviewed by Omni)
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines 

The Metal Crypt - Crushing Posers Since 1999
Copyright  © 1999-2023, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.