Still Remains, 'The Serpent' (Roadrunner)

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The Serpent
Critical Mass
Label: Roadrunner

by Kyle Anderson

Ostensibly, this Michigan six-piece carries the metalcore torch lit by Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall. But the band's synth-heavy sound doesn't reflexively fall back on jack-hammer riffs and Cookie Monster bellows. The Serpent moves from epic balladry ("Maria") to squiggly, Europe-esque sports metal ("Sleepless Nights Alone"), and even neo-disco (the stunning "Dancing With the Enemy"). Not everything sticks ("The Wax Walls of an Empty Room" is as clunky as the title), but T.J. Miller possesses a moan-shout that adroitly adapts to the band's shifting styles.

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