The mighty Skeletonwitch combines elements of black, death, NWOBHM, melodic, and old school thrash metal, keeping what rules and throwing aside the rest. What’s left? Wicked heavy metal that will please fans of any genre. Laid down by riffmaster Nate Garnette, bile-spewer Chance Garnette, supershredder Scotty Hedrick, bassist extroirdinaire Eric Harris and the crushing Derrick Nau on drums, their first full-length album on label Prosthetic Records is the first of hopefully many but shows a maturity and blend of brutality and tasteful skill not often seen in a freshman effort. Catchy but still undeniably true and kult. If you are a fan of metal, and by “metal” you know what I mean, then pick this up.