"stand out as one of the more authentic sounding bands with their genuine love for what they play"
Check out the article on In Effect Hardcore here:
SKISM “2021” EP (Released February, 2021) From New York comes Skism, a three piece band playing old school hardcore and Oi! in the vein of British punk/Oi! Formed in 1989, they released their first demo entitled “Pain And Pain”. The band broke up shortly afterwards and reformed in 2001 and went on to put out two more releases. In 2020, the band began recording “Skism 2021” and took a fast, hard-hitting approach to writing new material. The end result is nine songs of straight up hardcore/Oi! music. Although there is nothing new or ground breaking here, the EP is a blueprint for good old fashioned genuine punk and Oi! music. Standout tracks like the remade “Pain And Pain” from the band’s original demo, as well as “U.S. Nazi’s Fuck Off And Die”, “In Control (Eyes Reprise)” and “Eyes” highlight their commitment to the street sound. Lyrically, the songs are well-written and focus on life’s everyday struggles. The vocals are gritty and raw, complimenting the aggressive musical backdrop. There are even a few catchy songs that will have you singing along with a pint in one hand and a fist in the air. Skism has delivered a solid EP full of old style sounding songs. You can hear the British influence of the old bands in the music. With so many street punk bands emerging on the scene, Skism stand out as one of the more authentic sounding bands with their genuine love for what they play. Find this on Bandcamp, Spotify & Apple. -Dave Cafferty