Super Snake
Summer Girls


4.5
superb

Review

by DyingAtheist USER (7 Reviews)
November 1st, 2012 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: In Summer Girls, Super Snake have reminded this generation what 'swagger' is all about.

Jerry Jones, lead singer of Super Snake, has become somewhat of a Sputnik favourite with his other band; Trophy Scars. Combining slick lyrics with pounding guitars and blues influences has lent itself to a unique sound that has led to some incredibly high praise for the band. But while Trophy Scars may have moved away from their more hardcore roots over time, Jerry Jones seemingly still wants to let the world know that he's pissed. Jones has recruited ex-members from I Am Heresy and Chambers and together they've crafted an album that is unrelenting, passionate, and dripping with swagger. And that is the success story of 'Summer Girls'. Across its 4 tracks it rarely relents from a ferocious pace that in the hands of less skilled band members may have appeared monotonous or droning. But Super Snake manage to infuse their tracks with an 'I don't give a ***' swagger that banishes monotony and makes each track a unique experience that grabs you by the balls and refuses to let go.

Even when the band do slow down it lasts for but a moment, as with the start of ‘Anton Chigurh’ where the opening 40 seconds are reminiscent of classic western movies and the songs they inspired. Wolves howl in the background and piercing twangs ring out; you’d be forgiven for believing that Super Snake had considered the expected slower track. That perhaps, they’d let you breathe for a moment. Not on this EP. The guitars soon roar into life and Jones’s often opinion-dividing vocals burst out of the background.

Oh, those vocals.
Jones is once again at his best on ‘Summer Girls’. At a moment’s notice he can flip from his grainy scream-esque yells into a haunting and svelte, almost poetic tone. The real triumph though is that in combination with the lyrics, he somehow still retains a sense of menace that positively seeps from his words. “I dragged your body, across splintered floors” From most peoples lips these words would seem conceited, forced. But Jones delivers them with a candid malice that is almost worrying and that transcends the rampaging guitars and drums that froth in the background.

It’s hard to look at Super Snake and ‘Summer Girls’ without comparing them with Trophy Scars. In many ways the band feels like a step back; there’s less experimentation with instruments, less variety in track style, and while Jones’s vocals are still exemplary they don’t get to shine quite as much as they have with Trophy Scars. However, you won’t care. Super Snake is Trophy Scars after 10 pints of Guinness and looking for a bar fight. It’s dirty and dripping with sex and violence. It’s a lesson to every band out there on how to combine being supremely cool with a hardcore sound.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Aspenshadow
November 1st 2012


369 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Hell yea

Aspenshadow
November 1st 2012


369 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Baron Samedi is my jam. Good review, but I would get rid of those random returns. It makes the

paragraphs look kind of ugly.

lucasjcockcroft
November 1st 2012


3721 Comments


I honestly like this more then Trophy Scars

4N4LB34D5
November 1st 2012


357 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this makes me want to grow facial hair, do cocaine, and ride motorcycles

4N4LB34D5
November 1st 2012


357 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

also chest hair

DyingAtheist
November 1st 2012


192 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Anton Chigurh's got to be my favourite, but it's all pretty epic.

Best of all this EP is available for free on a 'pay what you want' basis. Though obviously if you enjoy it, sending a bit their way wouldn't go amiss!



They're planning to release 4 EP's, one for each season.

ZilbelPing
November 1st 2012


6262 Comments


This is sitting on my desktop waiting to be heard but iTunes can't use flac files because it has down syndrome.

Sirob
November 1st 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

holy fuck this is awesome making my wait for the new trophy scars a little easier

redcapediver
November 19th 2012


24 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

woo woo!

Hospital
January 23rd 2013


2102 Comments


this is so good and so underrated

EaglesBecomeVultures
January 29th 2013


5537 Comments


I need to listen to this

Hospital
January 29th 2013


2102 Comments


You really do. Pronto.

EaglesBecomeVultures
January 29th 2013


5537 Comments


Deal

Hospital
January 29th 2013


2102 Comments


Tell me what you think, i'm loving this shit atm

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
February 26th 2015


14996 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

New album this summer



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