Monday, February 2, 2009

SKREW: "BURNING IN WATER, DROWNING IN FLAME"


Skrew were an incredible industrial metal band that formed in 1991 by Adam Grossman and Danny Lohner from the ashes of the art-metal band Angkor Wat. Their best album is their debut, "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame"(1991). Their sound on this album to me is like a cross between Slayer, Ministry, and Coroner. The guitar sound is very heavy and dissonant with gargantuan thrash metal riffs. There is a plenty of processed drumming and samples, courtesy of Ministry's Al Jourgensen. Adam Grossman's vocals are hellish and tortured, and his lyrics are disturbingly poetic. Grossman's voice combined with horrific and well chosen audio samples and progressive thrash metal guitar work make for a soundtrack to hell, the perfect album for the apocalypse. "Burning in Water, Draowning in Flame" is an album that ,after eighteen years, I have never grown tired of.
Here's the title track, and the evil yet contagious "Poisonous".


Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame - Skrew


Poisonous - Skrew

4 comments:

Kny said...

Awesome as usual. Steve how many hits do you get on your blog? Have you hooked it up to something like Site Meter? Anyway with the care you take to write about the subjects, compile the clips and all I would assume you would (should) have a pretty large following by now. Alway interesting and cool.

Steve Smith said...

Thank you for the kind comments. I us Stat Counter, and right now I'm averaging about 25 hits a day, sometimes more on the weekends. Not sure how good that is. It's a lot more than I had per day when I first started.

Anonymous said...

Way more hits than I get I assure you... haha. Hopefully your count will keep climbing as time goes on... it should.

- kNy

David Abstract said...

I get about 3 or 4 unique hits a day - no doubt a large proportion of them coming from here - at my blog they get something a lot different which is possibly why none of them stay ;-)