Whiskey Business returns to Red Space on Friday, November 9 - Limited Tickets Available Here!


Beyond the Permafrost (Prosthetic)

The mere presence of a track titled "Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery" says everything you need to know about Beyond the Permafrost. It's the third release from Skeletonwitch, the death-thrash-power-metal beast that emigrated from Columbus to Cleveland a couple years back.

Frontman Chance Garnette hacks up low-register rage from his gut. When his lyrics are intelligible, they're quick, violent images of displaced eyes, severed heads, and emerging evils. And the music matches.

Flashing serious chops, the quintet invades like a raiding party. Guitarists Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick rotate between speedy riffs, bang-your-head grooves, and glory-or-death harmonies. In a mere three minutes, "Sacrifice for the Slaughtergod" charges through so many different styles of metal that you won't know whether to mosh, play air guitar, stage dive, or flash goat horns. But don't worry about looking foolish if you wind up doing all four -- you won't be alone.

Speaking of CD Review

Latest in Band of the Week

More by D.X. Ferris


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra (Music Around Town)

    • Sun., Oct. 21
  • Ben Moore @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Wed., Oct. 24
  • Joey Diaz @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., Oct. 25

© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation