-Is driving beats, coming from hardcore metal - deep, dirty rock and roll. Some tracks are locked into a groove, only to explode into the raw. Others are hardcore all the way, and then, the 'soft touch' shows now and again.
Vocal exchanges shape the story, grunge and punk scream and chant, and the beat goes on. The occassional narration only adds to the angst, street truths contradicting the comfortable social view.
-Is personal songs, speaking from the sensibilities of the band that created the music, for each of these songs is credited only to Skudd, a testiment to the unity at the core of this band's soul. Even the instrument credits are missing from the album. Band members give thanks to family, friends, and fellow musician band members, and to those who have helped create the music through hard work and hours.
From studying the cover and CD, listening to the music, hearing the band, you can tell they are connected, of one mind in their music. It is music that is put together meticulously, yet played with an almost "f**k it" attitude. Each member speaks their own inner voice, yet every part is interlaced, bringing focus to the raw energy.
-Is an attitude, a way of life, a style of music.
-Is rock and roll, heavy metal, hard core music.
-Is kicking drums, low-end bass, hard rock guitars, classic metal, punk and rock vocals.
Seven tracks of music.
Jayson Hopkins, Skudd's drummer, plays with J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm. More can be found on this group at www.jdhopkins.com. The group's CDs are for sale on CD Baby.
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1. Weak Link
5. First Impression
7. Unrelated, Off Crowd (Spaced)