Leather Glove
Perpetual Animation

1. The Sand Slips
2. A Cursed Role
3. Perpetual Animation
4. Embrace These Grim Decisions
5. A Visceral Notion Of Death
6. Last Moments Of Fortification
7. The Resurrectionist
8. Reflections Of Despair

Greg Wilkison - Vocals, Guitars, Bass


Dustin Ferris - Drums (tracks 1, 3, 6-8)
Sean McGrath - Guitars (solo) (track 1 (1:42-1:55))
Shelby Lermo - Guitars (solo) (track 1, 1:55-2:09))
Eric Cutler - Guitars (solo) (track 3)
Chad Gailey - Drums (tracks 2, 4, 5)
Danny Coralles - Guitars (solo, soundscapes (additional)) (track 4)

All songs were composed, produced, tracked by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA in Dec 2015.
Mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA in Dec 2017.
Artwork by Max Rain


Released 2019-03-08
Reviewed 2019-04-09

sentient ruin

Does this album or this project fit like a glove, like a fine leather glove? Well, that’s what we are to be finding out, I do however think that the name of the band/project is a bit strange especially considering the style it employs. The debut album is about perpetual animation, or at least that is what it is called. The artwork looks like it was made by a small teenager with some mental issues who doesn’t have art as one of his or her major talents, and what about that logo? It looks like it took whoever designed it the whole of thirteen second to conceptualise and produce, not a good logo. But then again, how many of the rawer extreme metal albums do employ a good logo or artwork?

Musically it is quite raw, quite death metal, perhaps a bit of doom and crust, pretty crusty I guess. The vocals are throaty and growly, aggressive I think. None of it is really audacious or innovative; it feels like we have heard it all before and like it is targeted at that audience and not many others. It is not very varied and because of that it feels like a rather long album despite it being fairly decent in terms of minutes played. And it feels pretty much like most other stuff released in this genre and while listening to it I have to say that it is a bit difficult to see the point of this project.

Not that it is any worse than most other stuff released within this genre as most stuff released in this genre is rather dreary. This is no exception, the songs are generic and sounds old, kind of like something where the time has stood still and not really realised that it is digital and not transistors and things like that. Caveman stuff. It feels a bit like something wooden, something recorded in a cave or a wooden hut somewhere in the plains by some unnamed sea somewhere far away – it feels mostly geared to a certain audience, the one who fears everything that isn’t old, tried and tested millions of times. I am not of that targeted audiences so there might be a chance that my opinions are not really that relevant for those who are of that audience, but they are not too many.

I don’t think that this leather glove fits my hand like a glove so it isn’t really something I would recommend as we have heard music like this before and probably done much better and there are way better choices out there and that time can be better spent than listening to this album. It doesn’t fit me like a glove.






Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Three similar bands: Brainoil/Coffins/Undergang

Rating: HHHHHHH (2/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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