Snake Eyes Seven - Medicine Man - Album Review
Over the years SNAKE EYES SEVEN has continued to evolve as a great band should, musically and professionally. The new SNAKE EYES SEVEN is a group of seasoned metal veterans. Cam MacLeod validates the band's credibility and solidifies the band's musicianship as a whole. Bassist Mike Cillis yields the 'heaviness' to catapult the songs forward. Yet it's the driving force of drummer Erik Young that wraps the package neatly into monstrous metal sound. The Sabbath-esque qualities of SNAKE EYES SEVEN still remain evident but now vocalist Danny Deane has the pure talent to deliver strong and powerful vocals with warm melodies yet he retains that raspy growl as needed. SNAKE EYES SEVEN is the complete package that continues to churn out great music time and time again. It is time for fans to gather in masses and really discover SNAKE EYES SEVEN.
It's hard to exactly pinpoint Snake Eyes Seven sound, apparently it's a little bit of everything I like. There's a definite NWOBHM sound...... a little Judas Priest, some early Def Leppard with the song writing leaning more classic rock. It's a combination of all the things above that work so well on the bands latest release.
Tracks like "Can You Hear Me Calling" with an almost Deep Purple like groove to it. A great song that you could hear being played on classic rock radio. "Medicine Man" has Danny Deanehe channeling his inner Rob Halford, another killer track! One that will be sure to please in a live setting. From there the album just keeps slamming along with "The Kill" a full on guitar attack, metal juggernaut. "The Critic" & "SOB" two more stand out tracks on an album full of them. Bringing the album to a close another high note "Goodbye Ronnie" a tribute to Ronnie James Dio......we all miss RJD and it's a great tribute to the legend that is DIO.
I can't recommend this album enough. Sure to make my 2018 Top Ten list.
Mike Cillis - Bass
Danny Deane – Vocals
Erik Young – Drums
Cole ‘The Madman’ Stevens – Guitar
Cam MacLeod - Lead Guitar