Fresh off the assembly line from the Skelectory industrial musical factory, comes the single, “Xs Nd Os”. The duo has never been tighter in their respected positions in the band. All the instruments, voice, lyrics, hit their pinnacle here. They manage to come up with a well-formed adrenaline-rhythm and well-focused emotional torment, which is at the base of the industrial genre.
Yet it’s not the ear-grinding, nightmarish electro-industrial or any over noisy dissonant trash. This is something more attractive, something more complex, something greater. It’s aggressive but not scathing, while also being dreamlike and hypnotic. There is melody in the madness!
Skelectory are poised at the edge of something new, and are working towards completing the crossing. “Xs Nd Os” is vibrant and alive, and perfect for any dance floor too. Armand and Zy have been many places with their music, but they have always maintained their strong Industrial power, while incorporating a faint undercurrent of EDM themes. This is evident on “The Source”, as well as “Insurrection”, but more so, on “Xs Nd Os”.
If you are a new listener and want your industrial music to be heavy yet melodic, then Skelectory is a band you need to pick up and start injecting straight into your veins. Skelectory cultivate bombastic energy and turn it into catchy audio art, masterminding a spearheaded approach into the realms of industrial electronica and then taking it beyond; somehow they manage to be more powerful, accessible and dynamic than many of their colleagues.
SKELECTORY was a very interesting band right from the start, actually right from their
name. These guys hail from Maryland and play a very unique combination of melodic /
symphonic Metal music with Industrial elements. The band started out back in 2005-2006 as
a one man project by Armand Svalbe, who then later recruited Zy on vocals. The band is
basically a two piece with the help of session guitarist Maero. Both Armand & Zy also do
software operating to create some of their sounds. The music is very atmospheric and has a
bit of a Gothic Metal feel to it at times. This is because of some of the cold, dark and dreary
parts in their music. They also add in some harsher more dramatic parts, which is where a lot
of the Industrial parts come into play. The symphonic parts reminded me a lot of a lot of
Black Metal bands from Europe. This is a very cool concept and combination of styles. I
prefer mostly the faster more aggressive music, but I do like to break it up from time to time
and this is the perfect band for that. Check these very talented and creative musicians out!