"Island of the Lost Souls" (KM Records; 2003)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Not only are Skulgrinder in the running for best band name, they also kick total metal ass. Twelve thunderous tunes about an imaginary place called the Island Of Lost Souls, every track is a dark ditty about fear, death, mayhem, and all the other fun things in life.

The music is tight, the vocals are strong, the production is near perfect, the artwork is awesome (including that on the actual CD), and - again - the band's name rocks. Put all of that together and you get a powerful metal band. Skulgrinder's "Island of the Lost Souls" is one CD that just keeps getting better with each spin. There are more musical layers here than one might imagine and the lyrics get richer with every listen. I can't say enough about this band - all I can do is suggest that you visit their website and give them a listen for yourself. "Island of the Lost Souls" earned  its 4 chain saw rating from the very first listen.

Skulgrinder: Brian Andersen - Communication Vortex (vocals?); Michael Knight - Electric Grind Mechanizm (guitar?); Curt Robinson - Tremor Generator (bass?); Kato J. Peragine - Continuum Accelera (drums?). (As near as I can figure, I got the instruments correct - maybe not, but it was fun trying to guess.)

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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