Skintrade, a traditional/classic hard rock band, captured my attention approximately three months ago with their irresistible song, “Chosen Ones.” This powerful track is featured on their latest full-length album, “The Show Must Go On,” released in 2020. Surprisingly, Skintrade has been actively releasing music since 1993, a testament to their dedication and passion for their craft. Their extensive discography, which includes albums such as “Skintrade” (1993), “Roach Powder” (1995), “Past and Present” (2012), “Refueled” (2017), and the recent “The Show Must Go On” (2020) with its eight captivating songs, showcases the band’s enduring commitment to their music. It is truly admirable to witness a band that has sustained their creative drive for nearly three decades. Please listen to the song while reading the rest of this article.
“Chosen Ones” is an epic classic rock, hard rock song that delivers in every aspect. It stands out in a genre often plagued by repetitive ideas and lacks innovation. Skintrade, however, defies this trend and showcases the character, experience, talent, skills, intelligence, and dynamic energy that make a proper band. They take the music we already love and breathe new life into it.
With its classic hard rock structure, “Chosen Ones” is a delight to listen to. The song’s exceptional dynamics and energy flow reflect the band’s extensive experience. Skintrade strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and addictive hooks, capturing the essence of what music is all about: energy. “Chosen Ones” possesses the potential to not only please every rock music fan but also compel them to experience the band’s electrifying live performances. The song resonated with me personally and immediately brought to mind the remarkable vocal stylings of JORN, further highlighting Skintrade’s understanding and mastery of the genre.