Paganizer / Skinned Alive – Split EP

Paganizer / Skinned Alive – Split EP

2nd November 2015 0 By Rich Dodgin

Brutal Art Records from Germany are one of my favourite independent records labels, releasing high quality death and black metal vinyl EPs from a number of established and up and coming bands.

Their latest offering¬†is a split EP featuring two impressive death metal bands ‚Äď Paganizer from Sweden, and Skinned Alive from Germany.

Side A of the EP gives us ‚ÄėBred By Demons¬†by¬†Paganizer, a band who featured on a previous Brutal Art Records¬†split EP with Humiliation. ¬†I was impressed by Paganizer‘s heavy and evil style¬†then, and I am again here – because both ‘Bred by Demons‘ and ‘Hammerhead‘ are fast, furious and brutal as fuck !! ¬†This is old school death metal done incredibly well, with pulverising riffs, chugging guitars and guttural vocals to die for. ¬†These guys have been going since 1998 and during that time have released 9 full length studio albums – on the basis of these tracks, those albums are now on my ‘must buy’ list. ¬†Awesome stuff !

Side B of the EP gives us ‚ÄėHuman Landfill‚Äô and ‘Gallery Of The Impaled’ by Skinned Alive¬†–¬†the one-man project of¬†Ferli Thielmann, guitarist and vocalist from Miseo¬†(whose debut album, ‘Lunatic Confessions‘ was one of my top albums of 2014). ¬†Both of these tracks are perfect examples of how to do old school death metal, with¬†chugging guitars, catchy riffs, pounding drums, and raw vocals that compliment the music perfectly. ¬†Have a listen, and see what I mean –

The sound is similar to¬†Miseo, but subtly different enough¬†to let you know this is a different band. ¬†I’m really impressed with these two tracks and will definitely be keeping an eye out for any future releases by Skinned Alive !

The musical production on all four tracks on this split EP is¬†first class. ¬†The EP,¬†as ever with¬†Brutal Art Records, is beautifully packaged with colour covers and full lyrics. ¬†Not only that, but the vinyl comes in three¬†fantastic colour combinations ‚Ästclear & neon green, blue & black, and purple & orange

Brutal Art Records

This is another impressive release from¬†Brutal Art Records¬†‚Äď so help support this independent label and¬†get yourself a copy of this before it sells out ‚Äď check out the links below !

Score: 9 out of 10

AATR Approved

EP INFOSkinned Alive Paganizer

1. Paganizer – Bred By Demons
2. Paganizer – The Hammerhead
3. Skinned Alive – Human Landfill
4. Skinned Alive – Gallery Of The Impaled

Record Label
Brutal Art Records

Release Date
February 2016

Brutal Art Records
Skinned Alive

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