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New York death metal legends Skinless return with their first new album in over eight years entitled Only the Ruthless Remain. Recently reunited with their classic late 90's lineup, Skinless return stronger than every with a prime slab of brutal death metal. Chock full of their signature, skull-crushingly heavy grooves and technical, blasting severity, Only the Ruthless Remain is sure to be one of the most talked about death metal albums in a long time. Skinless are back and they are here to pound you into dust!

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released 02 June 2015

Relapse Records 2015
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Skinless Moreau, New York

SKINLESS alternates between high-speed salvos and pile-driving grooves that embody and amplify the hardest-hitting hallmarks of U.S. metal. Powerful vocals punch through churning guitar crunch to an untouchable new apex. SKINLESS pile-drives the standard death metal formula and rallies fans with the forward-charge of wreckage-provoking vocals, demolishing beats, and ravaging riffs. ... more

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Track Name: Serpenticide
Forked tongue

Speak in every language at once

In complete defiance of trust

Prophesize disease and purity

Spectral falsehood of divinity

Ear shattering fallacies, drop to your knees

Every orifice bleeds

Displaced and obliterated cells

Eradicated from this world

Struggle to recover a semblance of direction

Nervous system sonically destroyed

A pool of ruined synapse remains

Struggling to connect

Failing to recover again

The last sound heard

A formulated lie

A traitor of reality

Whose only purpose is to speak the lies

Survival is an atrocity

We speak the final truth

Committing Serpenticide

Destroying the enemy

Control? Relinquished

Reality, destroyed

A pool of ruined synapse remains

Struggling to connect

Failing to recover again

The serpent is oneself

Speaking the lies, a traitor to all

You live, you’ve failed

Betraying your kind

By remaining alive

Destroy yourself now in a glorified suicide

A scourge of your own kind

Unknowing, you work hard to survive

Nothing controls like fear, destroy your self in a ceremony suicide
Track Name: Only The Ruthless Remain
No honor, no code

Fighting for survival

What was unified fails

Devolved creation

With only one goal

Survival day to day

Hostile environment

Violent conditions

Berserk, amok, insane

Hardens mankind's fate

Empathy fades away

Blood, battle

There's no allegiance

Only to oneself

Friends, family slaughtered in terror

Not retribution or revenge

Blindly killing, possessed by fear

Berserk, amok, insane

Frenzied, desperate charge, rampage killer

Empathy fades away

Hardens mankind's fate

Empathy fades away

When only the ruthless remain

All benevolent acts have been in vain

Idealistic values sacrificed

What shall come to pass

When only the ruthless remain

Struggle, fail

There's no allegiance

Act only as one

Kill them all, even your own

They’ll turn on you for less

Blindly killing, possessed by fear

Berserk, amok, insane

Frenzied, desperate charge, rampage killer

Empathy fades away

Hardens mankind's fate

Empathy fades away

Season of violence

Subjects of destruction

Dark valley of death

Souls extracted from this earth

Purgatory ends

For another to begin

Pulled down below

By an unknown force

Tortured, beaten

Malnourishment and famine

Diseased demise

Souls extracted from this earth

Religion erased

Beliefs debased

Burning heat, sears the flesh

Boils the skin, melts the bones

Organs liquefied, then evaporated

Soul has left, to be pulled back in

To a mortal hell that will never end

Impaled by the beast and left to rot

In time, you'll wait, you'll wonder, you'll die

In Time, you'll fight, you'll fail, you'll die

When only the ruthless remain
Track Name: Skinless
I witness the destruction, and condone every action

Feel the skin peeling away

As I'm suffering myself

An orgy of pain

Brought on by all of man

Orgasmic ocean of blood

Your skin falls away

You carve and cleave and peel away your life

Orgasmic ocean of blood

Your skin falls away

Waves of pain smash into your life

For all the sins of living

This is your redemption

Carve your destiny in the walls of time

Orgasmic ocean of blood

Your skin falls away

You carve and cleave and peel away your life

Orgasmic ocean of blood

Your skin falls away

Waves of pain smash into your life

Flaying addiction

Sharp blades, affliction

Artful carving, human butchery

Once you start the cleaving, you’ll no longer need me

Extracted to a new world of ecstasy and pain

At once you’ll get the feeling as your flesh starts peeling

This is what you’ve waited for your entire life

I witness the destruction, and condone every action

Feel the skin peeling away

As I'm suffering myself

An orgy of pain

Brought on by all of man

Orgasmic ocean of blood

Your skin falls away

You carve and cleave and peel away your life

Orgasmic ocean of blood

Your skin falls away

Waves of pain smash into your life

Coming to an end

To be skinless is to struggle on

Keep carving, keep flaying

Your existence in a pile on the floor

Reborn, resurrected

Skinned alive, self inflicted

Pure death is addictive

SKINLESS EXISTENCE
Track Name: Flamethrower
Wielding the fire of hell in my hands

I set the world ablaze

They say they’ll fight to the death

I’m here to assure their promise is kept

Expect a fight to the death

Their promise will be kept

Wanting to destroy everything in my path

I set the world ablaze

They say they’ll fight to the death

I’m here to assure their promise is kept

Expect a fight to the death

Their promise will be kept

Take your life away

Fighting spirits in the mist

Flamethrower, soul stealer

Only death is real

Life is just a method

Birth is just the first phase

Of fading away

They disappear like ghosts

Refused passage and destroyed on their path

Redemption denied

Wasted land

Death is a relief

The gates close

They disappear, ghosts

Spirits denied and destroyed on their path

Purgatory would be a welcome end

Refusal, everything you’ve dreamed

Unrealized, die a thousand deaths

The gates close

Fool yourself no more

Expect the worst and even worse will follow

Hate filled journey to the end

Gnawing their flesh

A drill through the fucking eye

I, the flamethrower

Take your life away

Fighting spirits in the mist

Flamethrower, soul stealer

Redemption denied

Wasted land

Death is a relief

The gates close

It’s an inherent cynicism to be respected, not condemned

Falling apart, souls stuck between, in a casket and left to rot

Confined benevolence, contorted memories

Dark souls and black hearts unite

Lead us to darkness, glory awaits
Track Name: The Beast Smells Blood
Awaken from slumber

Seize the thrones of power

Leading his minions

Purity devoured

Devotion to cruelty, guided by lies

Death of divinity

Renounce all loyalty and cut all ties



Striking from the darkness, powerful, impervious

Vessels of hatred, cauldron of sin

Lead us to darkness, glory awaits

Confined benevolence, initiate the fall of Christ



Straight from hell, from the fire, I’ll crush your sinners

You will die in the night, as your faith burns

Pray to god, as you cower, we smell your fear

You will die, tonight, the beast smells blood



I hear your faith screaming

The weakest ones are chosen first



Striking from the darkness, powerful, impervious

Vessels of hatred, cauldron of sin

Lead us to darkness, glory awaits

Confined benevolence, initiate the fall of Christ



Straight from hell, from the fire, I’ll crush your sinners

You will die in the night, as your faith burns

Pray to god, as you cower, we smell your fear

You will die, tonight, the beast smells blood

Bridges crossed and promises burnt

Throughout your holy land

Gaze upon your savior now

A prophecy failed



THE BEAST SMELLS BLOOD!



Invert that cross, invert them all

Bleed them of all power

Initiate the fall of Christ!



Straight from hell, from the fire, I’ll crush your sinners

You will die in the night, as your faith burns

Pray to god, as you cower, we smell your fear

You will die, tonight, the beast smells blood
Track Name: Funeral Curse
Visions of death, my skin ripped to shreds

You’re a curse with crosses to bear

Within the vacuum, suffocated world

Victims fall trapped

To a funeral curse

Desolate, walk aimlessly

I’ve read the book of lies with no conclusion

Confinement, bereaved offer hope

That someday we’ll be free

Funeral Curse

With the procession, enter through

The light ahead, a black hole behind

Faith gives you hope, there’s something beyond

You will fall to this funeral curse

Funeral Curse

The light will just blind you, as you creep closer

Deception ahead, despair behind

A hammer to hell, shatter the earth

March forth to your funeral curse

Impaled, decayed various states of decomposition

Headless, skinned

Drive the final nail, casket a flame

This has been painful, last words
Track Name: Barbaric Proclivity
WAR!

The faint sound of doom creeps closer

Mist over the mountains, death

We’ll push them, into their graves

Cavernous ground, smash a window to hell

Your race has withered, your spirit crushed

No love left, no emotion, barely anything

Beaten

Pain is welcome, to feel anything at all

A landscape of utter despair

We’ll push them, into their graves

We hear your helpless cries

We hope your race dies

Only hope

Quick demise

Silent flash

Obliteration