by Chris Rotolo, Senior Staff Writer
Release Date: 7/29/11
The opening salvo to Scantily Clad’s Lips Of Sin EP, an instrumental piece named “Through The Ashes,” gingerly creeps forward, each mellow chord struck acting as a coaster cart ascending up its track, the listener’s nose bleeding and anticipation building with each benchmark surpassed in the ever heightening altitude…before the bottom falls out commencing one’s descent into metal coated madness on the fret board of Matt Rembish, who’s nimble fingers tap a path toward a three act musical performance of passion, treachery, and retaliation.
The ferocity of love is discussed in “Lips Of Sin,” a number worthy of “single” status with crunching guitar riffs akin to those found in the work of Avenge Sevenfold, in which Steph Good commands her companion to “Let me in, I wanna feel your heart bleed!” a message which might have proven too intense, as the banshee-like front-woman is left only to describe the frigid touch of a deceitful lover as a “knife to my soul” on the Act 2 track “Buried Lies.”
The tale comes to fruition with a song simply entitled “Chainsaw,” in which Good, backed by the rev of Rembish’s axe and thunderous drum work of Cameron Rozell, advises her former lover to “Lock the doors and find a place to hide.”
If Rob Zombie made a film for the Lifetime Channel, Scantily Clad’s latest Progressive-Metal production would be its soundtrack.
“Lips Of Sin” by Scantily Clad
Be sure to check out Scantily Clad during the outfit’s release party for this record, presented by Black Dinosaur Entertainment, at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch on July 29th with a lineup featuring The Creeptones, Black Tooth Grin, The Dead Wings, When Legends Die, and Jade.