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Review: Skullview - Metalkill the World
Metalkill the World

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 50:41
Tracks: 8
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: July 22, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Metalkill the World

Rated 3.83/5 (76.67%) (24 Votes)

I have been waiting so long for this one. Skullview put out their third album, Consequences of Failure, back in 2001 – damned near a decade ago – and then broke up, vanishing into the wilds of Indiana. Gone were the forgers of such epic metal anthems as "Armed with an Axe" and "In League with the Dragon", and I was pretty sure we'd never hear from them again. But I guess the lesson here is to never count a True Metal band out. I started hearing rumors of a reunion years ago, and now we finally get the release of the massive Metalkill the World, complete with an awesome Kris Verwimp cover painting.

Any worries that this band might have lost their spark are exploded by the awesome opener "Legions of the Star Scroll", which is easily one of the band's best songs ever. Skullview remain as dedicated as ever to their age-old formula of being awesome: chugging, galloping riffs, sprawling epic songs, and the wailing vocals of Mike "Earthquake" Quimby Lewis. Killers like "The Bruise" and "Behind the Cell" cement the ass-kicking in place. There are some low points here, like the sometimes irritating vocal lines on "Blind and Unconscious", or the extended narration that opens the otherwise killer "Remnants of the Storm". Like all Skullview albums except for Legends of Valor, this one does lose some momentum in the second half, and seems to drag a bit, but even on half-power Skullview are kickass, and I am very, very glad to have them back.

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