Saturday, 29 June 2013

Snailface - Snailface IV

Snailface IV cover art

Snailface is a Psychedelic Stoner Rock Band from Crazyville, USA

The members aka highly crazed hugely talented survival bigfoot tracking experts are:

Doctor Mindface
Æon Timerender
The Potentiometer
Malamute Smokelodge, Jr.

Snailface have been one of my fave bands for the last few years now. If you don't know Snailface then where the fuck have you been over the last few years. Well you might know them as Kowloon Walled City. Brilliant Sludge/Noise Rock warriors who have released a string of critically acclaimed releases.

Snailface is their crazy as fuck genre defying alter ego focusing on extra-ordinary tales of near impossiblity. Remember their last excellent album - II - from a few years back. Focusing on the search for Bigfoot.

Well their latest album is all about mankind's most dangerous and perilous things they can ever do - CAMPING. I will let the band explain more.

"Three or four years ago, the running joke at KWC practice was to sing “Bigfoot’s floatin’ a canoe down the river.” I don’t know how or why that came to be, but after a month of dumbass variations on “Bigfoot’s floatin’ a canoe down the river”, it was obvious that Snailface II would be about Camping Bigfoot. Not surprisingly, that turned out to be TOO MUCH CONCEPT for one record, so Snailface II focused simply on Bigfoot.

And now, the two-album cycle is complete. We give you Snailface IV: an entire record devoted to songs about camping. Seven dinosaur-era prog rock half-assterpieces, meticulously thrown together over a few weekends. You might think “I waited three years for this bullshit? Camping?! There’s no way you could get seven songs out of that.” And you’d be right.

You probably don’t even know Snailface exists. Believe me, few do. But as always, this is not to be mistaken for a Kowloon Walled City record."

So Snailface have now turned their attention to the prog rock world. Well why not. Earlier releases Snailface and Snailface II tore the Sludge/Stoner Metal convention on its head. Only right that 70's Hard Rock/Prog Rock now has the Snailface treatment.

But why is that Snailface IV is such an outstanding record of amazing riffs running through out. Sure there is a lot of laughs to be had along the way. If it's the band telling you how to put out a fire simply by pissing on it. Or getting the cold shoulder from your special lady while in the wilderness.

It shows that Kowloon Walled City sorry Snailface will leave you smiling through out the entire 45 mins or so while making you rocking out to the great riffs on show. Even the song titles will make you laugh out loud.

How about this song title - Sex Dreams of the Siula Grande (The Many Breasts of Mama Allpa)

What does it mean. Who the fuck knows but other than Snailface. Serious songwriting this ain't but it's still a brilliant record you should all check out now.

For you horror movie fans you have an added extra bonus to check this out. As Victor Miller creator of Jason Voorhees provides narration on the album as well. Victor also provide narration on Snailface II as well. So it's great to hear his superb tones once again. (Victor's son - Ian is the bassist for both KWC and Snailface.)

All in all Snailface IV is a brilliant album from start to finish. It might take loving pot-shots at the whole 70s Hard Rock/Prog Rock era but it can stand on it's own merits as a brilliant hard rocking album packed full of great songs and riffs.

Snailface IV is another excellent record from these bunch of crazy bastards. You can download this on BandCamp Buy Now Deal. So what are you waiting for. Get downloading now.

Excellet and Highly Recommended.

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