Company: Nihilistic Empire
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Baby Snakes is a bit of a supergroup. The Norwegian band features lead guitarist Trond Holter (Jorn, Wig Wam), bassist Bernt Jansen (Artch, Wig Wam), singer Christian Klykken (Podium) and drummer Magnus Galguften. The four members combine on an incredible hard rock album that proves to be a formidable opponent to the glam movement sweeping Europe. Where Baby Snakes obviously employs the habiliment of flashy cock rock, the group exceed expectations by the second track, “Give You My Love”. Driving rhythms and Klykken’s soulful Coverdale impression carry the workload for “Deadman City” and “Blow My Mind”. While engaging in the late 60s and 70s era rock, Zeppelin at the forefront, the band gallivants into bluesy southern rock territory with “Moonshine Time” and the rattle-clang of “Judgment Day”. “Gunslinger” is an instant nominee for song of the year, a vigorous charger of furious fretwork amongst sweaty chops and harmonized vocal runs.
About this Writer:Eric Compton
// Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.