Snapshot the Stars Ė The Golden Coma
Record Label: Self released
Detroit, Michigan natives Snapshot the Stars play a gritty and standard style of pop punk that may remind you just a little bit of Fall Out Boy back in the early days, back when Evening Out With Your Girlfriend was all they had tied to their name.
How is it?
For being a standard pop punk band, Snapshot the Stars certainly prove that they are worthy of your time. Firstly, they donít rely on autotune. The Golden Coma is very raw and even if that might not be intentional as it is self released, itís a welcome change. Secondly, this band can indeed play their instruments and while they love power chords just like any pop punk band, they donít rely on them exclusively. The best example is the strangely titled ďSpace Ainít Got Shit on Me.Ē The beginning is a spaced out atmospheric instrumental until the vocals kick in. The bandís vocalist Brent has a unique voice; he isnít necessarily a talented singer but his vocals are raw and at times a little whiny, which can be considered either a big hit for some or a huge miss for others. Lastly, the end of the song features a long, rocking guitar solo. Not every pop punk band throws down like that and the fact that these guys do sets them apart from the pack.
Essentially, if you like your pop punk on the raw side, Snapshot the Stars will not disappoint. Consisting of four other tracks, they all sound similar enough that if you like one of them, you will like the whole EP. There isnít a lot of diversification, something the band needs to work on but the second track ďCut Ties with the WorldĒ probably stands out as the EPís highlight. Itís just an awesome, fast pop punk song with a few screams and lyrics about an ex. Nothing you havenít heard before but still worth your time if you like that sort of thing.