Album Review: Silver Snakes - "Saboteur" (6/10)

Silver Snakes have returned to the post-hardcore scene with a different sonic approach—trading in melodic riffs for sludgy chugs. Clearly influenced by Nine Inch Nails, many of the album’s tracks begin and/or end with electronic percussion and distorted vocals that book-end the down strums. Listeners will hear influences of Thrice in the song “Devotion,” while the second half of “Dresden” abuses ear drums with five-plus minutes of redundant rhythm guitar. The band questions whether fans will stick around, while we are more concerned it won’t garner any new followers either.

Score: 6 out of 10

Silver Snakes
Evil Ink Records
Producer: Alex Estrada