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Review: Snakeskin Angels - Follow the Snake to the Core
Snakeskin Angels
Follow the Snake to the Core

Label: Lake of Fire Productions
Year released: 2013
Duration: 33:14
Tracks: 9
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 1/5

Review online: March 21, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Follow the Snake to the Core

Rated 4.27/5 (85.45%) (11 Votes)

This is another band trying to ride the new trend of (mostly Scandinavian) bands aping the classic NWOBHM/70s Occult Rock sounds. It sounds easy in theory, because you don't even need to have polished playing or be really good players, you just need a retro, tube-amp recording job and some lyrics about Satan and maybe orgies or something, right?

Well, one other thing you need is some good songs, because you can't hang the whole affair just on retro appeal - you have to write some good, solid songs. This band has not figured out how to do that at all, and this album is just a string of clichés hooked together by a really, really weak production and half-assed vocals that are supposed to sound retro but just end up sounding amateur. I might take this a bit more seriously if I thought for a second that this band was serious about their shit, but I can tell they are not, they just trying to catch a trend. This band thinks they are being cool, but they are not Mercyful Fate, or even Year of the Goat - not by a mile. Skip this hipster bullshit.

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