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SO THERE’S A NEW SNOT… YAWN… EXCUSE ME. THERE’S A NEW SNOT SONG.

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And the Band Played On is a HBO movie about AIDS. “The Band Plays On” is a new song by Snot, and the first ever to feature Tommy Vext on vocals.

Just wanted to get that out there.

ANYWAY, I really, really wanted to like “The Band Plays On” (Is that really the first time a group has thought to give that title to their comeback song?). A lot of you seemed pretty bummed when I previously announced my dislike for Snot, so I felt inclined to at least give them a second chance. And I don’t even really know why, but I was rooting for Vext.

But holy SHIT, is this song some bland bullshit.

If I was the kind of guy who made blind accusations about artistic intentions, I’d say I think the fellas in Snot are really trying to make something cool here. To say that the first part of the song is “hardcore” would be pushing it, but there is definitely a kind of punk-y feel to the music, and I’m all in favor of more metal bands embracing their punk roots. And then, yeah, there’s some obvious metalcore-y stuff going on. So that’s, okay, whatever, I don’t have a problem with that per se.

It’s just a fucking boring song. It doesn’t even, like, annoy me or anything, so much as I just don’t care.

Actually, I think that makes it the best Snot song I’ve ever heard.

-AR

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