Walk around town with your goal set on finding one of the best known local bands of Richmond, VA. You gaze at the locals, question them, and youÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll soon discover that there is one band that is repetitively mentioned. Skylines was formed in 2003 and has quickly build up a fan base that has been growing ever since it begun. SkylinesÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ first full length with Blood & Ink Records is entitled Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”IdentityÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? and it perfectly captures what this Richmond native band is all about. Heavy breakdowns, brutal screams, serenading singing, pounding drums. This record showcases the best of Skylines and it is quickly becoming a favorite amongst fans.
The record begins with the brutal screams of vocalist Nate Stone mixed in with pounding drums. Fifteen seconds into the song, you find yourself wondering why it took so long for Skylines to record a full length. The singing is perfectly synchronized with the rest of the song and serves as a quick, relaxing intermission point from SkylinesÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ intensity. Skylines presents a record that gives everyone a taste of the beginning of a band that is going to go further than a teenage boy on prom night.
Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”IdentityÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? is intensely driven record that will raise you towards your feet in a fit of pure adrenaline , push you towards the ground, and give a helping hand to bring you up again. The lyrics are organized with perfect word structure, yet manages to leave the meaning up for grabs for the imagination. Skylines delivers brutal breakdowns that will make you wish you were enrolled in a local fight club.
Every moment I listen to this record, a smile emerges from my face. Skylines is one of those bands that gives me every reason to be proud to be living in Richmond. This record was highly anticipated since the first time fans caught a glimpse of Skylines’ high energized shows. The only downside to this record is the fact that none of the songs cross the three minute mark (except for one). If only more songs crossed the three minute mark, we could all have more of the incredible uprising band that has become Skylines.
1. Pseudo-Funeral Teleconference
2. Pugilist’s Lament, The
3. Title Belt Return Policy
5. Liars and Saints
8. Veir Heroicus Subliminus
9. Statis Newsflash
10. Mouth Like Gravestones
– Pseudo-Funeral Teleconference
– Title Belt Return Policy
– Liars And Saints
– Statis Newsflash