SHED THE SKIN may be newcomers, but the band boasts an impressive array of scene veterans: Kyle Severn of Incantation on drums, Matt Sorg of Ringworm on guitars, and Ash Thomas of Vladimirs and Faithxtractor on vocals. Together, they've recorded their debut 7", Rebirth Through Brimstone, and prove that their combined experience has paid off in spades. Featuring two tracks exclusively to this release, the ominously titled Rebirth Through Brimstone is a deadly piece of death metal art, alternately devastating and doomed-out, neither "old school" nor ultra-modern. Plus, appropriately enough, the record was mastered by the legendary Dan Swano for extra punch. Timeless every second of the way, SHED THE SKIN's Rebirth Through Brimstone 7" is a concise introduction to what will surely be a force in the death metal scene soon enough. A full-length featuring 10 new songs is already in the works...beware.