Skindred - Roots Rock Riot

7.6 | 15 votes |
Release date: 2007
Style: Nu metal, Alternative metal, Ragga


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01. Roots Rock Riot
02. Trouble
03. Rat Race
04. State Of Emergency
05. Alright
06. Destroy The Dancefloor
07. Rude Boy For Life
08. Killing Me
09. Spit Out The Poison
10. Cause Ah Riot
11. Ease Up
12. Choices And Decisions

Additional info
Alternative / Nu Metal / Ragga / Reggae
Label: Bieler Bros
Promotion In France: Replica Records
United Kingdom: 2007
Length: 45:04

Line-Up on the CD:
Vocals: Benji Webbe
Guitars: Mikey Demus
Bass: Daniel Pugsley
Drums: Arya Goggin

Staff review by
Do you remember Dub War? Maybe that the young metalheads don't have any souvenirs about them but during the 90's they published a great hit, "Enemy Maker". Sure it was alternative and not "true" Metal but it was really original with an excellent black singer, Benji Webbe, who used to sing with a really cool ragga/reggae voice. Dub War is no more but Benji is still active and sings now in Skindred a band a lot more oriented toward the Metal direction. "Roots Rock Riot" is the second album of the combo and even if this release is a bit unequal, there are a lot of good things in it. If you want something original, I think that you should have a look at this CD!

published 04.11.2008 | Comments (6)


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26.03.2012 - 01:09
Rating: 7
It has more melody and accessibility than its predecessor, which makes songs such as the title track and 'Ease up' all the more enjoyable, plus it doesn't have the disadvantage of having too many interludes that barely last half a minute. However, i noticed that even though there was more focus on the guitar work this time round, there is little variety to be found in terms of songwriting.

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