Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
Record label: Kemado
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin isn't as sloppy or uncontained as O'Death's national debut, Head Home, which isn't a bad thing. The playing is tighter and more polished, but they haven't lost any of their manic energy, and in fact this outing is, if anything, even more energetic than Head Home. "Legs to Sin" is as frenetic as anything they've ever done, with Bob Pycior's fiddling driving the band into a frenzy.
O’Death is a hard sell as a studio band, if only because live, they’re a balls-to-the-wall force—well known for the fact its mash of styles, orbiting around apocalyptic, bluegrass-infused punk, makes a show feel as much like an exorcism as a concert. And that’s a compliment. Like Gogol Bordello, to whom O’Death is a little too frequently compared, the live experience is an assault.