Review Source: Houston Music Review
Artist: THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN
Release: You Knew It All Along
Label: Facility Records
Brooklyn, NYâ€™s industrial rockers Things Outside the Skinâ€™s third full-length release contains a cavalcade of big synthetic beats, swirling effects, and a slew of vitriolic vocalizations. Making creepy music seems effortless for this trio of electronic gurus, as a plethora of scintillating sounds grab your earâ€™s attention as the pseudo rap of tracks like â€œThe Most Appealing Thingâ€ assaults you from the front. Mixing it up like Mike Patton meeting the Transplants on the homage to Phil Hartman â€œAnother Dead Comedianâ€ while taking the rave from the warehouse to your speakers on â€œTown & Countryâ€, YOU KNEW IT ALL ALONG goes 22-tracks deep (incuding remixes and edits), leading you on a twisted ride through the minds of master musical manipulators that know their way around a synthesizer as well as they realize the power of a well-crafted song. If you dig left of center Goth rock, this group will not disappoint.
-review by Mike SOS
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