Review: Skinny Puppy – Weapon

Rated:

3.5/5

The great irony of Skinny Puppy’s career is that despite their heavy industrial reputation, their sound has grown increasingly organic over the years. Which is not to suggest they’ve swapped synths for wooden flutes and dulcimers, just to point out that their electro beats routinely feel more human than mechanical. But given that the “weapon” of the title is mankind itself, that blurring of man and machine probably isn’t accidental. As ever, frontman niVek ohGr manages to make his vocals just as laceratingly intense as the saturated distortion of the electronics, while the lyrics are as angry as they are eloquent. J.D. CONSIDINE

Check out “Paragun” off Weapon below: