Skin cd cover



The eagerly awaited follow up to this super-group’s critically acclaimed debut is a slight step down from their first effort but then again it would almost have to be. Tony’s voice is still spectacular; weaving unique and unpredictable vocal melodies throughout the cd, but the songs on Skin lack the initial impact of their self-titled debut. Concentrating more on mood and groove than the catchy hooks that marked their last cd, Skin has a decidedly darker and slower feel overall. That’s not to say there aren’t some good songs on this disc. They’re just good in different ways. It might take a few extra spins, but if you keep an open mind, Skin will grow on you. --Scott

Average Rathole Visitor Rating8.8

Track Listing

  1. Skin
  2. Ice Queen
  3. Uneasy
  4. Limbo
  5. Black Shadow Symphony
  6. Tomorrow’s Yesterday
  7. Out There
  8. Heart is a Heavy Load
  9. Get a Life
  10. Uninvited
  11. *Elastic


VOCALS: Tony Harnell
GUITAR: Mark Reale
BASS: Bruno Ravel
DRUMS: John O’ Reilly
GUESTS: Mark Wood


LABEL: Roadrunner Records
PRODUCED BY: Paul Orofino
Tony Harnell
Mark Reale
“If you wanna leave, I don't wanna beg you to stay. And if you gotta go, darling, maybe it's better that way. I'm gonna be strong. I'm gonna be fine. Don't worry about this heart of mine. Just walk out that door and see if I care. Go on and go now, but don't turn around...”