The Serpent

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
The term "melodic metal" certainly has changed over the years. Back in the 1980s, the style was best suited for glam hams who were all about pontificating about (in the immortal words of Pvt. Cruiser from Stripes) "fast cars and fast women." Come the 21st century, some may consider a group like Still Remains a melodic metal band, but that's just one facet of the group, as a much tougher metal sound also lurks beneath the surface. This is especially evident throughout their third release overall, 2007's The Serpent, as the vocals alternate between sung and shouted and the rubbery riffs are equal parts nu metal and thrash. And lyrically, there is nothing party-hearty about ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
The term "melodic metal" certainly has changed over the years. Back in the 1980s, the style was best suited for glam hams who were all about pontificating about (in the immortal words of Pvt. Cruiser from Stripes) "fast cars and fast women." Come the 21st century, some may consider a group like Still Remains a melodic metal band, but that's just one facet of the group, as a much tougher metal sound also lurks beneath the surface. This is especially evident throughout their third release overall, 2007's The Serpent, as the vocals alternate between sung and shouted and the rubbery riffs are equal parts nu metal and thrash. And lyrically, there is nothing party-hearty about Still Remains -- considered Christian metalcore by many, the group deals with the same "us against them"/'trying to make sense out of life" topics that the majority of similarly styled bands tackle nowadays. Add a dash of Iron Maiden-esque guitar harmonies and song titles that could double as poem titles at your local coffeehouse's poetry night ("The Wax Walls of an Empty Room," "Dropped from the Cherry Tree," etc.), and you're ready to ride The Serpent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2007
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861801427
  • Catalog Number: 180142
  • Sales rank: 124,447

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Still Remains Primary Artist
Mike Church Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Jordan Whelan Guitar, Group Member
Ben Schauland Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Steve Hetland Bass, Vocals, Group Member
T.J. Miller Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Steve Evetts Producer, Engineer
Garrett Zunt Art Direction
Allan Hessler Engineer, Digital Editing
Charles Dooher Art Direction
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