This Silver Snakes Album is Fire ????????????
On their new album Death and the Moon, Silver Snakes have taken a turn from the radio-friendly hard rock of their 2016 release Saboteur — they were quite good at that, for what it’s worth — and leaned hard into the murky waters of industrial, which they’d experimented with in the past.
Replete with both metal / hard rock touchstones (i.e. distorted guitars) and all manner of electronica, bleeps and bloops sit snugly alongside buzzsaw guitars, driving rhythms are propelled both by electronic loops and the real thing — often at the same time for added texture — there’s ample atmosphere via layered guitars and keyboards and, most importantly, the band has stuck with what made their previous album so good: the art of songwriting. Tracks like “Wool” could easily fit into today’s rock radio landscape, although they probably won’t: Silver Snakes’ music has always been a touch too compositionally complex for most mainstream ears. Which is why I dig it so much.
Death And The Moon is out now via Claudio Sanchez’s Evil Ink Records; order here. The band is on tour in North America right now with Combichrist. Remaining dates underneath the album embed.
May 7: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
May 8: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall*
May 9: Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
May 10: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
May 11: San Francisco, CA @ Slims
May 12: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
May 14: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
May 15: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 16: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
May 17: Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
May 19: Regina, SK @ The Exchange
May 20: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
May 21: Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium*
May 23: London, ON @ Rum Runners Music Hall
May 24: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
May 25: Montreal, QC @ Les Katacombes
May 26: Ville de Quebec, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
May 28: Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
May 29: Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
May 31: Flint MI @ The Machine Shop
June 2: Indianapolis IN @ The Citadel (headline date)