When I first discovered the UK band SKIN in the summer of 2009, I never expected that the band would release new music. I absolutely loved their debut, so when I received the press release about SKIN’s latest effort, Breaking the Silence I decided right away that that I would spend the extra money to have the CD imported. After playing the heck out of this CD the last couple of weeks, I can certainly say that SKIN’s Breaking the Silence was worth EVERY penny. I didn’t know what to expect with this CD being an independent release by the band. I have to give major kudos to guitarist Myke Gray who wrote the majority of the songs on Breaking the Silence. Not only is Gray a talented guitarist, but his song writing skills shine on Breaking the Silence. This CD is a good mix of upbeat rockers, and solid classic rock numbers. I can happily say that there isn’t a bad song to found on this CD anywhere.
Nev MacDonald has to be one of the most under rated vocalists in the UK today. His vocals are fantastic on this disc. Music this good needs to be heard all over the world. As for now SKIN might just be the UK’s best kept secret.
Sadly, SKIN has announced their farewell tour which is taking place this December. Breaking the Silence could easily be considered “The Comeback album of the Year”. I can only hope that it isn’t SKIN’s “Swan Song”. If so, the band is certainly going out on a high note!
You can purchase SKIN’s Breaking the Silence in the band’s webshop at this link. I Highly Recommend it!
For more information on SKIN, check out the band’s website.
Rating: Out of 10
1- Good To Be Back
2- Don’t Call It Love
4- Can You Feel It
5- The Book Of Your Life
6- When I’m With You
7- Trigger Inside
10- Bad Reputation
11- Born To Rock & Roll
Nev MacDonald – Vocals
Myke Gray – Guitar
Andy Robbins – Bass Guitar
Dicki Fliszar – Drums
Colin McLeod – Keyboards & Hammond Organ
Jackie Gilbert – Backing Vocals on “Born To Rock & Roll”,” Bad Reputation”, “Stronger”, “When I’m With You”, and “Redemption”
Bob Marsh – Trumpet on “The Book of Your Life”