Manic Eyes

SKIN  YARD

Manic Eyes
Hallowed Ground  Album Cover

Hallowed Ground


- 1988 -

Hallowed Ground was the first record with Skin Yard’s new drummer, Scott McCullum (aka Norman Scott) and showed an enormous leap for Skin Yard both creatively and stylistically. This follow-up to their 1986 self-titled debut showed a band still interested in the complexities of rhythm, texture and time, but interjected a vicious punk aesthetic, a clear step away from the earlier art-rock influences in their music. With Hallowed Ground, the band was able to fully define their musical voice and solidify their place in the Seattle grunge scene. In retrospect, listening to this record reveals a band well ahead of the curve of what would later be unleashed from that scene. Hallowed Ground is an uncompromising vitriolic attack, spanning a broad range from in-your-face scorchers (Stranger, Hallowed Ground) to dark and heavy dirges (G.O.D., Burn and Throb). These recordings have been completely remastered from the original source material and are available digitally for the very first time.

The Players: Other Albums:
Ben McMillan: vocals Skin Yard (1986)
Jack Endino: guitar and slide Hallowed Ground (1988)
Daniel House: bass Fist Sized Chunks (1990)
Scott McCullum: drums Fist Remixed (1990/2012)
  1000 Smiling Knuckles (1991)
  Inside the Eye (1993)
  Start at the Top (2001)
  The Perfect Lawn (Live)

The Players

Ben McMillan: vocals
Jack Endino: guitar and slide
Daniel House: bass
Scott McCullum: drums

Other Albums

Skin Yard (1986)
Hallowed Ground (1988)
Fist Sized Chunks (1990)
Fist Remixed (1990/2012)
1000 Smiling Knuckles (1991)
Inside the Eye (1993)
Start at the Top (2001)
The Perfect Lawn (Live)