Snappy Little Numbers (2018)
This 5 song cassette EP is something sent over by the folks over at Snappy Little numbers. I can't remember exactly when they sent it as I have a bad habit of not keeping the best track of tapes. On the False Cathedral Bandcamp page it says this was released in 2018, so it's probably not that old. With a name like False Cathedral and artwork featuring an animal skull, I was definitely judging the book by its cover before listening to this cassette. As I mentioned yesterday, it's something that I'm prone to do from time to time.
Frankly this looks like a metal or hardcore tape and when I started listening to opening song "Me Habria Ido Contigo" I felt pretty vindicated. That said, a strange thing happened as I kept listening though, the feel of the songs changes dramatically with "Salt Your Fate." That one has a much stronger pop structure with more emphasis on melody. There's still a lot of eccessive guitar wanking (big lead guitar is just never anything I've been very interested in), but the song is better thank I expected compared to the opener.
From there we go into "The Real Criminals" and I can't tell the difference between it and "Panama" by Van Halen aside from the singer sounds a little more like the guy from Seaweed than David Lee Roth. After that I just kind of lose interest, honestly. There are bits that sound like Faith No More and others that seem like the sort of thing the guys in Soundgarden were probably really into. Everything is played well and these guys obviously can handle a guitar better than most, but there's nothing here that appeals to me. It's just too flashy and grandiose for my taste.
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