SILVER SNAKES SABOTEUR
ARTISTIC AMERICAN ALT.ROCKERS LURE YOU INTO THEIR DARK WORLD
■ WARNING:YOU’RE gonna need an attention span here, plus an open mind. If you can tick those boxes, you’re probably buoyant enough to swim in Silver Snakes’ choppy waters. Signed in the U.S. to Claudio Sanchez’ Evil Ink label, there’s touches of the Coheed And Cambria frontman’s genre-flipping wizardry in Devotion and Dresden. Elsewhere, icy walls of guitar clash with electronics and purring vocals build to despairing roars. Think of Lonely The Brave’s picture-perfect sadness mixed up with Killing Joke’s apocalyptic volume. Just when you think it’s not possible, Silver Snakes pile on more layers. Red Wolf climaxes in angry pokes of guitar, while Glass is one of the few tracks equipped with an obvious hook – and, like most of this album, it’s an absolute killer. DOWNLOAD: Glass. FOR FANS OF: Deftones, No Devotion.