Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame
During the early 90s, Texas (particularly Austin and Houston) decided to whole-heartedly embrace industrial music. Like Ministry, who eventually moved to Austin and then El Paso, several thrash and hardcore bands added electronic elements and went industrial. The Skate-Nigs were one of these bands. Skrew was another. Skrew rose from the ashes of Corpus Christi thrashers Angkor Wat when Adam Grossman, Danny Lohner and Chris Ault went robo-crunch.
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame, the first Skrew LP, was certainly a team effort. Phil Owens of the Skate-Nigs produced the album and contributed some guest vocals. Al Jourgensen and Rigor Mortis’ Mike Scaccia played guest solos. It’s obvious that a ton of hard work went into Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame and that everyone gave their best. The end result is an album that sounds like a cowboy version of Nine Inch Nails; which, I believe, was the point all along.
Skrew – Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame
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