The Skull Defekts have been at the forefront of the Swedish noise scene the last few years, along with personal favorites Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words. Although the latter has just concluded, The Skull Defekts are still going strong having just released "Peer Amid" on Thrill Jockey. While this is a heavy album, it is by no means suffocating. Instead, "Peer Amid" succeeds in tonal balance and experimenting at times, meaning each member gets their moment to shine while the others are there supporting either rhythmically or texturally. Enjoy.