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This five track EP is Montreal based rockers Snakeskyn Whiskey's follow up to their successful 'Payments Made In Madness' album, and proves just how far they have come in just over a year with yet another accomplished set of songs.
'Before I Fall' sets the pace for this 24 minute trip, with it's driving drum beat and solid guitar riff. The vocals from Matt Dibi are sounding clean and clear - which is pretty much exactly what you get with Snakeskyn Whiskey. Great songs with great sounds that are best played loud - very loud! There are no fancy gimmicks or gadgets getting in the way of the songs, it's just straight-ahead rock from start to finish.
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With 'I Hate When Pretty Girls Are Married', it's an amusing little ditty which wouldn't look out of place on a Bon Scott-era AC/DC album with the song telling the story of an unfortunate guy who seems to be attracted to married women (as the title suggests!), whilst the track 'Psychomaniac' blasts out with a subtle Motley Crue feel to it thanks to the main riff and the memorable shouty chorus.
This comparison isn't meant to take anything away from the band or the track itself as it's another great track, and certainly it's one that I hope the band have put into their live set list as it could be a good audience participation number.
Having said all this, though, Snakeskyn Whiskey are by no means an average band with average songs. Take the track 'Endlesss Pursuit', for example - the intro to this is just superb! With its slow and subtle build up for nearly a minute before the main riff comes crashing in - truly awesome stuff that the band should be very proud of. This track also benefits from a great guitar solo for Justyn Vynn which just soars - making this particular track one of my favourites.
The official video for 'Before I Fall' can be seen here:
Before I Fall
I Hate When Pretty Girls Are Married
You can catch Snakeskyn Whiskey live here with CrashDiet and Crucified Barbara:
Thursday 11th April – West Chester PA
Friday 12th April – Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday 13th April – New York NY
Monday 15th April – Springfield VA
Tuesday 16th April – White Marsh MD
Wednesday 17th April – Spartanburg, SC
Thursday 18th April – Atlanta, GA
Tickets are available from: http://www.crashdiet.org/index.php/tour
Snakeskyn Whiskey are:
Matt Dibi – Vocals/Rhythm Guitars
Justyn Vynn – Lead Guitar/Back Vocals
Jordan Dibi – Bass/Back Vocals
Tommy Tarantilis – Drums
Snakeskyn Whiskey Online:
Official Website: http://snakeskynwhiskey.com/