The Skull is made up of three former members of Trouble, with the main draw being the voice of Eric Wagner...so when I started to hear talk about the band coming together and starting to record an album, I couldn't wait for the release date. In the meantime though, I discovered that the drummer for the band, Jeff Olsen, now lives in my home state of Maine...living about a half hour down the highway from me. Apparently he gives drum lessons, and since my son plays drums, it was tempting to see if I could get the dude from Trouble to show him a thing or two.
The album itself is rather solid. Wagner's voice is a bit clean, and I miss the bit of edge he had with Trouble...but then again, that was over 20 years ago. Still, his voice is easily identifiable, and this album just oozes with crushing doom riffs.