Pop Evil - Skeletons
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 12 ratings
March 17, 2023 / Release Date
LP / Format
MNRK Heavy / Label
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Even if there isn't much experimentation on "Skeletons", the album is solid with lots of stand-alone tracks, and if you're someone who loves radio-friendly active rock, then "Skeletons" has everything you would want from a record in 2023.
Distorted Sound

Where Versatile fell, Skeletons picked up and improved upon.


I heard this album had Breaking Benjamin vibes so I was intrigued, obviously, because I mean BB are my top 5 favorite band of all time.

And immediately with Paranoid, there were definitely similarities. I was only looking for some bangers with catchy riffs and bangers here, and that's kinda what I got!

Although I have to say I wasn't a big fan of the vocalist here, I don't really like his voice, even if he has good ideas and melodies here. Some of his vocals even feel like he isn't hitting ... read more


The writing of the backing tracks is brilliant, the vocals and lyrics are... less so. "Sound Of Glory" is cringebait. The latter half is just worse overall, honestly. I couldn't find myself getting into much of it. "Who Will We Become" has a heavy-ass riff that made me feign enjoyment but again, it's those lyrics. There's some shining moments through this, but a lot of it falls flatter than expected.


Pop Evil - Skeletons

Genre: Hard Rock
Country: US

Final Verdict: 63% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 98th / 270

Highlight: Sound Of Glory

Made me think of:
Three Days Grace
Breaking Benjamin

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Track List

  1. Arrival
  2. Paranoid (Crash & Burn)
  3. Circles
  4. Eye of the Storm
  5. Sound of Glory
  6. Skeletons
  7. Worth it
  8. Who Will We Become
  9. Wrong Direction
  10. Dead Reckoning
  11. Raging Bull
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Added on: December 9, 2022