Album Reviews

Pictures Of A Floating World
Silver Snakes - Pictures Of A Floating World
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 00:00
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“Pictures Of A Floating World” originally came out through Siren Records in late 2011 but has now gotten the vinyl treatment thanks to Animal Style Records. Produced by RX Bandits’ Steve Choi and mixed by Roger Camero (No Motiv), the least you can say is that Silver Snakes keep good company.

I’m thinking At The Drive In and Fugazi are two bands that have been in heavy rotation on these guys’  iPods but Thrice is just as well a band that can be found nodding along in agreement at one of their – no doubt sweaty – shows. With songs like “New Light”, “Echo Eyes” and “Dear Midnight” they prove they know how to write gritty post-hardcore tunes that channel the spirit of 90s rock perfectly. More importantly even, rather than just borrow from the abovementioned bands, they managed to create something all their own and ended up with a great album.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.