If you hadn’t noticed, there was no shortage of ominous Halloween releases this year. Up there with the best of them is the Dark Rock single “Skeleton Key” from Swiss artist Dame Tu Alma.
The single may be packed with chilling atmospherics, but the phantasmal air weaves in-between sharp melodic hooks which pull you right into potently energetic choruses. There’s a unique synergy within the soundscape of Skeleton Key which constantly progresses never allowing you to find a moment’s complacency with the aural alchemy you’re ingesting.
It’s not all too often that we come across Alt Rock earworms, but Dame Tu Alma didn’t fail to deliver with their colossal high-octane stylistic offering to the genre.
You’ll hear a smorgasbord of influences within Skeleton Key, from Black Metal to Post Rock to Nu Metal, it’s all fed into the cinematically monstrous hit which stands as a testament to the artist’s authenticity and ingenuity.
You can check out the official video to Skeleton Key which was released on October 31st for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast