Integrity - Suicide Black Snake
Clear w/ Red and Yellow Splatter. 550 copies.
Suicide Black Snake is the band's ninth studio album, and it is classic Integrity. Though the band has gone through numerous line-up changes, one constant for the past 22 years has been vocalist, and founding member, Dwid. Let's face it, he is Integrity at this point in the game. His vocal style stands out as original and is one of the strongest in all of metal or hardcore. His voice is immediately identifiable, as are most of the songs he writes. The songs on Suicide Black Snake are no exception. There's a rawness present on every track; an edgy urgency. One thing does stand out on the record: the use of harmonica on the (mostly) spoken-word 'There Ain't No Living in Life'. Oddly enough it fits rather well. Another standout is the extremely classic-sounding solo in '+Orrchida'. It is great. Melodic. Very NWOBHM inspired. The rest is fast, angry, and short. Classic Integrity.