SNAKE TONGUE - RAPTOR'S BREATH
(The Sign Records)
Review by Sloof
Snake Tongue is a pretty new band, who started in 2014 in Sweden, followed by a short tour in Germany and Denmark in spring 2015. A few demos were recorded, a few lineup changes occurred and the overall sound and ideas became something different than the original concept. New members add fresh blood and vision and all these elements resulted in totally new dimensions to the sound of the band.
The band got signed to The Sign Records that seems to be a new label, and so far, I received utterly great material! At the same time, I have to mention the difference in styles that they release. Compared with the other recent releases, I must confess that Snake Tongue isn’t directly one of my favorite bands, but after taking some time to listen to this album, I echo their craftsmanship.
All members know exactly their position in the band and due to the perfect sound of the album, it’s possible to distinguish all layers and instruments on ‘Raptor’s Breath’. The album takes only 27 minutes and you get 9 blistering songs in that short time frame. That means that the high speed roller coaster is in action and from the very first notes, they accelerate like an arrow from a bow. I can’t mention favorite songs as every track has its own mystery to unravel.
I guess that this album is a perfect remedy after a day full of stress and shit, but it’s better not to take the driving wheel as you will speed up immediately! I would advice this album to those that like Beartooth (without the melodic parts) and Kvelertak and all what is in between. Furious from first till last second, but knowing exactly what they effectuate! Order at: https://thesignrecords.bandcamp.com/album/snake-tongue-raptor-s-breath Snake Tongue FB: https://www.facebook.com/snaketongueofficial/
My rating: 75 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish