Skinlepsy Review

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Condemning the Empty Souls”


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Skinlepsy is a Brazilian thrash metal band hailing to us from South America’s largest city, Sao Paulo. South America has a long, proud history of brutal metal bands. This Brazilian band delivers us a good album that would be right at home in the mid-nineties. This thrash metal record more closely resembles the melodic death metal sound that hurled they way out of Sweden. Bands like The Haunted or At The Gates. That is not to say that Skinlepsy’s debut full-length record titled, Condemning the Empty Souls is bad; far from it. But it lacks in variety and originality. There are quite spirited performances on Condemning the Empty Souls, but I can’t help feeling like I have heard this before. The yelling of singer/guitarist Andre “Gubber” is very one note, but stays consistently strong throughout. There is strength on this album through powerful playing. But too often it is lost through the lack of variety. Once you hear the first song, you have heard them all. I think there is potential here for Skinlepsy to become a mighty force in the South American metal scene. This is a first step for the band, but lets hope that they can find their footing and walk in the right direction.




1. Crucial Words

2. Condemning the Empty Souls

3. Crawling as a Worm

4. Alienation

5. Perversions of Racial Hatred

6. Pride and Rancour

7. Regressing from the End

8. Global Desolation

9. Dominium




Luis Berenguer – Bass

Evandro Jr. – Drums

Andre “Gubber” – Guitars/Vocals



Rating: 6.5 out of 10


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