Silver Snakes – Death And The Moon (Review)

Silver Snakes - Death And The Moon (Review)

Artist: Silver Snakes
Album: Death And The Moon
Genre: Industrial Hard Rock
Label: Evil Ink Records
Release Date: May 3, 2019
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron


Hitting you hard with a wall of electronic sound and beats combined with guitar and alt-rock vocals, Silver Snakes remind me a lot of bands from the early to the mid-90s electronic rock scene.  Bringing to mind bands like Filter, Gravity Kills, God Live Underwater, Nine Inch Nails and Stabbing Westward.  Being mentioned alongside those bands would put you into good company and it’s right where the Silver Snakes belong.  While we’re more than 20 years after those bands commandeered the airwaves in the alternative rock movement, the sound has been updated a little to include a more modern approach to the electronics and songs like Smokedance, Worship, and Tesserae are all standouts on this album.  The most interesting thing is that the bands have crafted these sounds have for the most part moved on or disappeared from the active radar of many listeners, but with this sound being gone for a long time,  it sounds fresh and creative again within the hands of the Silver Snakes. At time catchy and popish, dark, brooding and reflective at others.  The first half of the album has a more radio-friendly vibe, while the last half seems to go much darker in the way the Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral went.  All in all a pretty good debut from a band that has a lot of potential.

Track Listing:

01. Smokedance

02. Worship

03. Wool

04. Tesserae

05. Eclipse

06. Mescaline

07. Black Fire

08. Dissolve

09. Lavender

10. Swallowing Light

11. Gone Is Gone

Band Members:

Alex Estrada
Michael Trujillo
Mike Woods

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