You’ve never heard rock-n-roll like this. The Colorado based band, Dirty Snowman Society, pairs bluesy riffs with infectious hooks, and, overall, the quintet’s tracks are muscly, melodic, and tastefully layered. The musicians are dynamic and virtuosic, effortlessly shifting between telepathic ensemble playing and dexterous solo passages. Frank’s vocals ooze a honeyed grit, recalling the era when lead vocalists were informed by blues shouters and soul balladeers. Lyrically, the band eschews the “baby baby” trappings of many of its influences and contemporaries, instead the songwriters prefer to be thought-provoking using storylines pinched from everyday life struggles, politics, and romance. The band’s smoldering emotive musicality recalls Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and other beacons of the 1990s riff rock revival. With their new album Snowblind, is a response to the pandemic sequestering us all. They take us through the ages with each piece, reflecting on how rock-n-roll has evolved while signing their name in rock-n-roll.

The album’s opening song, “Too Much is Never Enough” is more hard rock and metal. It’s everything you want in a rock song, it’s loud, but melodic. It moves into a more tribal type of sound, with the repetitive chanting of “say nothing now” and “can’t get enough” and the use of a tribal drum.

“Mirror” is reminiscent of what we imagine rock to be. It’s inspired by AC/DC instrumentally and lyrically boasts of social media and how it’s changed us all. They sing “All those pretty pictures aren’t so picture perfect,” which is what makes them so intriguing. We don’t get that with rock very often. They repeat “just don’t look in the mirror” along with a heavy melody that reminds you of the classic rock of the 1980’s. Their next song is a pivot. “Once” is more romantic and has a contagious harmony. It’s more of a pop-rock kind of sound to it with lots of guitar and percussion. We then jump right into their next song, “Kiss Me or Kill Me,” which has strong 90’s and 2000’s rock vibes. It’s seductive, both musically and lyrically. It has a strong hook and definitely gets you motivated to take on the world. The last song on the album, “Say Nothing,” is the anthem of Dirty Snowman Society and is everything they are and want to be in one song. It’s a fun blend of Led Zeppelin and Smashing Pumpkins. It boasts guitar solos and sounds very moody and angsty. Lyrically, it speaks of the dangers of silence, both within yourself and in the world. As they put it “if you say nothing you’ll be nothing.”

Snowblind is an album to have. It’s everything you didn’t know you wanted or needed in a rock album. They are just as good live as they are on your spotify playlist. Be sure to catch them June 18th and 19th at 10 Mile Music Hall in Frisco, Colorado at 8pm with special guests Wildnermiss and Shanna in a Dress. It’s completely free in honor of first responders. They want to “to bring Copper Mountain rock n’ roll to the masses, pandemic be damned.”


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