The fourth studio effort from Ohio’s Skeletonwitch has the same flaw as their previous releases—at times one can feels like they’re listening to the same song over and over. Fortunately, that song is a raging badass thrash attack. Opener “The Horrifying Force” explodes into being with Hetfieldian skill, while the solos on “Of Ash And Torment” and “Cleaver Of Souls” are sure to bring quicksilver tears to any metalhead’s eyes. Packed with epic melodies, searing solos, and medieval horror imagery, Forever Abomination totally rocks, aided by (finally for these guys!) a perfect production sound. CHRIS KROVATIN
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