by Rusty Conner
Skan hail from Austin, TX, and bring an intensity to the extreme genre that is rather refreshing. Though there are only three tracks on this EP, they are packed with a Venom-esque Thrash/Black Metal aura that permeates through the speakers and envelopes you in a pummeling assault. There is a plodding groove in the middle of “Beyond Thrones” that gives the track a doom vibe without the boredom that would normally follow. “The Eye” has to be the standout track for me. The song begins with a more traditional minimalist Black Metal riff that echoes throughout the song, but the brilliance comes in how Skan layers on top of the riff. There is a lot more going on with this song than it leads you to believe at the start. There is an eerie video that accompanies the song as well that you can find below. I recommend you join the Legion.