German Punks are Anything But TERRIBLE AND SAD, Despite the Name of New EP

If you yearn for the punkier days of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs or the pre-radio tunes of No Doubt, if you need more female fronted melodic punk rock in your life, or you just crave well constructed alternative rock with a punk edge, look no further. Skin on Flesh’s new 3 song EP, Terrible and Sad, is the latest project from the collaboration of rockers Michiel Sybers and Laura Jiménez, a Berlin based duo who started making music together during the pandemic in 2020. With a German address, some truly English and American punk rock sensibilities, and a clear Hispanic heritage and influence, the unique sound of this EP is the perfect way to wrap up a long week and long ahead to the weekend.

With the album available to stream now and the EP releasing for download tomorrow, on Cinco de Mayo 2023, the three fantastic punk rock tracks can be found on Bandcamp and Spotify.

While the intense opener of the EP, title track “Terrible and Sad”, is likely the standout – all three songs on the EP are strong, passionate songs with killer rhythm, powerful vocals, and fierce guitars. The EP is a great introduction to the uninitiated amongst us. The songs are melodic, catchy, and pleasant on the ears enough to keep the 3 sounds on a loop for hours on end. With a decided influence from late 90s through mid oughts emo, the alternative and grunge music of the entire 90s decade, classic punk, and modern alternative and punk acts, the sound is all their own while retaining some familiarity and vibes that will keep aging scenesters like this reviewer here feeling right at home.

Check out the lyric video for “Terrible and Sad” below and make a point to check out the entire EP in short order. Not only will you enjoy it, but it’s far from being a chore, at under 10 minutes in its entirety.

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Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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