Totem Skin are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of black metal, doom, crust, hardcore and screamo and this is a review of their 2016 album "Weltschmerz" which will be released in March by Halo Of Flies.
Clean playing starts off the album and after a few minutes the music speeds up and gets heavy along with some blast beats and screaming and the music also mixes crust and post hardcore elements to them while the influence of black metal is also a very huge part of the bands musical style and some of the riffs bring in melodies.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos are added into the music they are in a melodic post metal direction and some songs also bring in a touch of emo and as the album progresses growls can be heard in certain sections of the recording and clean playing also makes a return at times and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Totem Skin plays a musical style that takes post black metal and crust and mixes them together with doom, screamo and melodic hardcore to create a style of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover angry and depressing themes.
In my opinion Totem Skin are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, doom, crust, hardcore and screamo and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Longing leans And Beckons" "The Mouth Of Man" and "Distant Visitant". 8 out of 10.