Skinflint – Nyemba cd


The scene is set by the rumble of bass, before the super smooth crunch of guitar enters the fray. With more bite than the lion enclosure at Chester Zoo, this is the sound of rock. What we have here is Nyemba, the new album from Botswanan metal outfit Skinflint. Calling on the influences of classic British metalThe scene is set by the rumble of bass, before the super smooth crunch of guitar enters the fray. With more bite than the lion enclosure at Chester Zoo, this is the sound of rock. What we have here is Nyemba, the new album from Botswanan metal outfit Skinflint. Calling on the influences of classic British metal and fusing them with lyrics based in African folklore, Skinflint display a clear understanding of both their sound and style. In fact on first listen it will immediately appeal to fans of “that” mid 1980’s sound made famous by Iron Maiden. And so to the songs themselves, there are 8 in total giving the album a playing time of a mere 33 minutes. The opening track, “Veya” sets the tone for what’s to come perfectly… Solid drums and bass coated with the aforementioned smooth crunch of guitar. Yes, this trio has more drive than the Indy 500. It is abundantly clear from the first few bars that Skinflint are totally at home riding in the wake of the NWOBHM, with that obvious Maiden influence, along with elements of Cliff Burton era Metallica. Of course, these are not the worst traits to display, especially […]

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