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Album: Skindred – Kill the Power

January 31st, 2014

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Skindred
Kill The Power
DoubleCross Records
27 January 2014

by Tomas Doyle

Some things just aren’t meant to go together: chalk and cheese, mirrors and vampires, Richard and that droop-faced dipstick Judy. On paper at least reggae and metal fall firmly into this category of rubbish combinations – like pouring a bottle of Levi Roots sauce over a bag of nails. Yet in their 16 years as a band Skindred have more often than not come up with the goods, even if their reputation as a great live act who have never quite achieved their potential persists. Indeed, after more than a decade and a half ripping up stages on the periphery, you fancy that new full length Kill The Power might represent their last chance to really take things up a gear or two. So, is it Buju Banton or steaming pile of poo-ju Banton?

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