By Shuvam DasGupta, Rock At Night Contributor-Philadelphia
Single Review: Skunk Oil’s “Godlike” – Song release-June 22, 2020 and Video premiere-July 9, 2020
Skunk Oil, an LA-based alternative-heavy rock band, is releasing the music video of their new single ‘Godlike’ on July 9th, 2020. The band was formed in 2017 by three Brazilian musicians – Dennis D’Angelo (Guitars), Lucas Tadini (Keyboards), and Caio Moskalkoff (former Drummer), while they were attending prestigious Berklee College of Music. Yes, very much similar to the ‘Dream Theatre’ story. The band is heavily influenced by Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Muse, and Queens of The Stone Age.
Their new single ‘Godlike’ (with great album art) is out on all the major music streaming platforms. The song talks about an anti-hero who manipulates the listener to believe in his ‘Godlike’ powers. The song starts with the sound of a grand piano and then as the vocal comes in with the use of percussion, it takes the song to a different level. You can tell the influence of Cris Cornell in the vocalist’s tonal quality.
While listening to the song I felt it has the feel of ‘Alice in Chains’ and strong essence of the ‘Post-Grunge’. As a fan of the Grunge music, I have to admit that I liked the song and I will be looking forward to the music video that is releasing on July 9th.
Listen to the song and other Skunk Oil songs below:
Band: Dennis D’Angelo -Lead and Rhythm Guitars & Background Vocals, Lucas Tadini –Keyboards,Jaska Isola -Lead & Background Vocals,Caio Moskalkoff -Drums
Studio Musicians: Fede Delfino -Bass Percussion -Dennis D’Angelo
Song produced entirely by Skunk Oil Recording
Engineers:Joe Stewart and Dennis D’Angelo
Recording Studios: The Record Company (Boston, MA) and Dimension Sound Studios (Boston, MA)
Mixing Engineer: Alec RodriguezMastering
Engineer: Tom Waltz@ Waltz
MasteringArt/Illustration: Caio Gomes
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