->''[[Film/PinkFlamingos Condone first degree murder! Advocate cannibalism! Eat shit!]]''
-->--Sample for "Pool of Stool"

Skinless are an American Brutal DeathMetal band, known for their cynical take of comedy, generally with DeathMetal as a whole being the center of said grim comedy.

They disbanded in 2011, with Noah Carpenter saying that though he wanted to continue with the band, that there was "No fire left" to do so, and played their last show at the Maryland Deathfeast 2011. Then they went to do their own thing with other bands, such as Jason Keyser joining the highly acclaimed Music/{{Origin}}

They reunited in 2013 with the lineup seen on ''Progression Towards Evil'', with Dave Matthews (not ''[[Music/DaveMatthewsBand that]]'' one, obviously) from Carpenter's former project Armor Column being drafted shortly after to make it a five-piece.

* Noah Carpenter - guitar (1992-2011, 2013-present)
* Joe Keyser - bass (1997-2011, 2013-present)
* Bob Beaulac - drums (19972002, 2003-2011, 2013-present)
* Sherwood "Thunder Wheel" Webber IV - vocals, drums (1994-2004, 2010-2011, 2013-present)
* Dave Matthews - guitar (2013-present)

* ''Progression Towards Evil'' (1998)
* ''Foreshadowing Our Demise'' (2001)
* ''Miscreant'' (EP, 2002)
* ''From Sacrifice to Survival'' (2003)
* ''Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead'' (2006)

!!This band exhibits examples of the following tropes:
* AffectionateParody: Of general Death Metal lyrics, while the lyrics are by no means [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids child-friendly]], they certainly are darkly amusing.
* BlackComedy: Rather prevalent in their older material. See DarkerAndEdgier below for more information.
* [[DeathMetal Brutal Death Metal]]
* CountryMatters: "Cuntaminated".
* CoverSong: ''Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead'' ends with a cover of Music/BlackSabbath's "Wicked World".
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''From Sacrifice to Survival'', which cut out the toilet humor and black comedy elements.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Progression Towards Evil'' is almost exclusively focused on ToiletHumor and {{Gorn}}. ''Foreshadowing Our Demise'' has a few tracks of that type, but leans more on the HumansAreBastards and/or political themes that make up the bulk of their last two albums.
* ImAHumanitarian: "Crispy Kids".
* IAmTheBand: Noah Carpenter
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle:
** Check the track listings for ''Progression''. They're '''everywhere'''. Although the crowner is probably "Tampon Lollipops".
** A few examples show up on ''Foreshadowing Our Demise'', too, like "Pool of Stool" and "Tug of War Intestines".
* IronicName:
** "Merrie Melody", in which the usual power dynamic of your favorite LooneyTunes and WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry shorts are flipped to {{Gorn}}errific effect.
** "The Optimist" also counts, since it's about the death of civilized society, and the TitleDrop manifests as "Kill The Optimist!". See also the sample:
-->'''Wrestling/VinceMcMahon''': Life '''SUCKS'''[[{{Beat}} ...]]and then you ''die''!
* MisanthropeSupreme
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Hard 10/Solid 11, par for the course of Brutal DeathMetal.
* NewSoundAlbum: The band has indicated that their upcoming 2015 release will be this. To quote Noah Carpenter:
--> Basically we're going to put the Progression, Foreshadowing and Trample albums into a blender, add some guitar solos and serve up the heaviest Skinless release yet.
* PromotedFanboy: Jason Keyser.
* {{Sampling}}: The majority of their songs open with these, although they're absent on ''From Sacrifice to Survival''.
* ShoutOut: "Merrie Melody" takes its name from a sub-brand of the Looney Tunes line which took the characters and put them in what amounted to animated music videos.
* SiblingTeam: During Jason's tenure.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Frequently. Usually manifests as simultaneous death growls and BlackMetal-esque screams.
* WouldHurtAChild: Again, "Crispy Kids".