Cat Dog Snake produce the kind of high-octane rock that gets your adrenaline pumping. On their recent self-titled album Cat Dog Snake they churn out nine songs full of energy not unlike that of band like Queens of the Stoned Age and Foo Fighters. The most apparent being Queens of the Stone Age being that the singer sounds somewhat like Josh Homme and the guitars sound similar as well. That being said the band brings a boatload of unpretentious rock that serves well in album form but I'm sure would be a blast to see on Friday after downing a couple of beers.
The album doesn't waste any time getting down to business with “Melon & Baobab.” I thoroughly enjoyed the drum work and the blood-curdling chorus that rocks. They definitely have the soft/loud dynamic pretty much perfected. Not too much in between on this one. “Interlude” utilizes a distorted bass, strategically placed handclaps and vocal harmonies to create a distinct sound and further extend their palette.
One of the highlights was “Young and Dumb,” which rocks out but also shows some restraint in a good way. The vocal melody was repetitive and catchy while the bass and drums form the foundation leaving the guitar to be liberal and play lead.
The vocal are low in the mix and distorted on “Dance Pants” while “54” showcased some of the most creative, powerful drumming on the album. They close with “Sisyphus Song” which is the most chill song on the album until the last minute where they make it full-on epic.
Cat Dog Snake is a solid band. They may get called out for sounding a bit too similar toQueens of the Stone Age at times but that’s my only complaint. I also want to point out that everyone in the band was technically and creatively impressive but the bassist really held his own and shined a majority of the time. Good stuff – check them out.
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