Skilled Embryo are a four piece post punk/Alternative rock outfit from Alloa, they’ve been around in some form or another since 1987, the group having changed over the years with Gregor Nimmo or Mark Wilson still being there. But in late 2015 they old gang got back together and Skilled Embryo was back with its original lineup. That lineup as it stands is Craig Holden on Vocals, Mark Wilson on Guitars and backing vocals (when Live) and Gregor Nimmo on Bass.
‘Escape’ has a really nice opening, suspenseful and kinda eerie, kinda kicks you in the pants so to speak. It build really well as well. I hadn’t heard the band before today but I liked ‘Escape’ its a powerful little song that instantly evoked a strong reaction. It’s kinda hard to say, but this song build a sense of dread, but not in a bad way. It’s just a very emotive song which is a particular compliment when you consider that it’s not overly complicated, it’s not trying to be anything it’s just a good song.
‘Land Fit for Heroes’ is a little more fast paced, not upbeat because that’s the wrong word for it but certain a much different pacing and style to ‘Escape’, this is far more a rock song than the previous track, but both stand up well against each other. I think I prefer this track just a little though, it just seems a little more vibrant. Like the other one makes me think, this one makes me want to move. I really love the guitar sections after the chorus especially, they just work so well and tie the song together, but it’s when the band come together than the track is at its strongest, you can tell the history behind this band in tracks like this, their skill and cooperation is clear and impressive.
So that’s what I thought of the tracks by Skilled Embryo and you can check them out soon, ‘Escape’ will be released on Friday 26th January 2018, and ‘Land fit for Heroes’ release date is TBC but it’s well worth the wait. Anyway if you want to keep up to date with the band you can check them out on Facebook, Twitter and pop over to their Youtube to have a listen to the band as well.
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