Emanuel – Cottonmouth

Spasms of eerie reflection gives the scorching chorus extra kick and bite. This is the sort of song building that earned Kentucky quartet, Emanuel the prestige of opening for Bad Religion in the UK a few years hence. This lead single from their second album ‘Black Earth Tiger’, shows that they have taken the blistering and sucker-punching blueprint of debut album, ‘Soundtrack To A Headrush’ and drawn it out with more fiery heart. The singer/guitarist partnership of Matt Breen and Mat Barber uses the good cop/bad cop vocal approach to ride over the rumbling, high profile bass of Bryan Whiteman. Emmanuel swerves passed the popular sounds of the moment in this Kerrang culture, giving them a fresh edge.

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