Savagery By Sherwood Webbe
‘Savagery’ It’s heavy and brutal! Jesse Levitt created the art, and we felt it matched the vibe we were going for on this record. It’s dark and disgusting much like the music and production on ‘Savagery’. Not many rules or principles when writing a new album, besides knowing who we are and what we do with the band. We’re not trying to break any new records for speed or technicality, just doing what we do and have done for years.
The first couple records, ‘Progression Towards Evil’ and ‘Foreshadowing Our Demise’ were particularly significant as they solidified us as a band and live act. Why does metal have a tendency to discriminate towards other metal subgenres? I think it’s partly due to dedication and loyalty. It would be hard to find a more dedicated group than the heavy metal community, some might see at closed minded, others might see it as just plain dedicated.
I can appreciate Nihilism as a concept and have certainly written my fair share on nihilism and nihilistic topics. For me, it’s just about painting a picture with the lyrics, art, and music on a record, yet you are not the only contributor like a painter would be. So, it’s a team effort in the case of a band in which everyone adds their texture to the final piece. Each album is just another painting in the collection, yet also the artwork could stand alone outside of the context of the band. Luckily on ‘Savagery’, I think we nailed both the artwork and the music to form something very cohesive as a whole. Back to the subject at hand, when writing lyrics for the record, I draw from the music, the art and the overall concept of the album. Nihilism, darkness and brutality have always been a thematic norm for Skinless. We believe in brutality. And beer.
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