Skeletal are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Dreadful Life" which will be released in February by Inverse Records.
A very fast and aggressive old school death metal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and morbid sounding melodies while also adding in growling vocals a few seconds later and the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 80's and the solos and leads bring in even more of an old style.
A great amount of thrash influences can be heard in the bands musical style and screams are also used at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and all of the tracks sound like they could of easily been recorded and released almost 3o years ago and they also bring in a brief instrumental that h as the atmosphere of a classic horror movie before making a return back to a heavier musical direction and one track also adds in a brief use of synths and there is also a brief use of clean guitars for a few seconds and the last song is very long and epic in length.
Skeletal plays a style of death metal that is mostly rooted in the mid 80's era of the genre while also mixing in touches of thrash, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover death themes.
In my opinion Skeletal are a very great sounding old school mixture of death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sewers Of This World" "Downward Spiral" and "Return To The Grave". 8 out of 10.