Voice of Ruin commune with snakes in the official video for their new song “Snakes In My Head“, and aspects of the song are indeed venomous and reptilian — but the track is also so hard-punching that it may leave the walls around you looking like Swiss cheese.
“Snakes In My Head” comes from this Swiss band’s new album Purge And Purify, which will be released by Tenacity Music on May 12. It’s the band’s third full-length, and the first since 2014’s Morning Wood, from which we also premiered a song (back when the band were jokingly referring to their music as “horny farmer metal”).
“Snakes In My Head” pulls together a variety of attractive ingredients really well, providing an immediate blood-pumping ride in the moment and then sticking with you, so addictive that putting it on repeat is a hard impulse to resist. The jolting grooves hit like nail guns; the riffs pulse and push; the high, howling vocals are both ferocious and vibrantly expressive; the slithering guitar solo feels like a coiling snake on the neck; and yes, it’s as catchy as it is adrenalizing.
Lamb of God, The Black Dahlia Murder, Sylosis, and Heaven Shall Burn all come to mind in listening to the song, and fans of those bands would do well to check it out.
The fast-cutting, snake-infested video is also very well-done and provides a good visual match for the song’s visceral energy.
You can check out another track from the album below (“Horns“), along with our premiere of “Snakes In My Head“.
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