Skindred’s seventh full-length release, Big Tings continues the party band’s style of infectious tunes filled with adrenaline-pumping energy. Like a great night out, for a period you’ll be basking in the warm glow of the good times but like most nights out it will be quickly forgotten in favour of the next one.
The title track gets the groove started with style, a bouncy Skindred opener that also serves as an early warning for those hoping for more traditional metal hooks. Big Tings is a much more straight-forward rock and roll album, one reliant on choruses. Look no further than Machine, a clear love letter to AC/DC.
For the most part the reggae metal mob deliver on the promise of arena rock anthems mixed with electronic beats and Benji Webbe’s rapping/singing blend. Tracks like Last Chance, Loud and Clear and Broken Glass fit perfectly alongside the band’s back catalogue and you can see them all being a staple of their lives shows for many years to come.
Big Tings is a good Skindred album and at this point in their career that is better the most. Just don’t be surprised if you’re not listening to it a week down the line.
Skindred – Big Tings Full Track Listing:
1. Big Tings
2. That’s My Jam
3. Machine (featuring Gary Stringer)
4. Last Chance
5. Tell Me
6. Loud and Clear
8. All This Time
9. Broken Glass
10. Saying it Now
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Big Tings is out now and you can stream it via all major services including Apple Music below.
Skindred - Big Tings (Nuclear Blast)
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