Artist: Casket Salesmen
Title: “Sleeping Giants”
Label: Longhair Illuminati
Genre: Alt-Hard Rock
The Casket Salesmen are much along the line of a Melodic/Experimental/Jam Rock band than anything that their cryptic name would ever have you believe their style to be. They blend alternative feels with tasty rhythms and melodies to give you an enjoyable dose of Rock & Roll. Led by singer/guitarist Phil Pirrone the group adventures into several different genre territories and yet still manage to capture the listener’s attention on every cut. Pirrone (bass, vocals, programming) who heads up the independent label Longhair Illuminati, and his musical partner Nathan Lindeman (guitar, vocals, programming) both come to this new group with the history between them as being former members of A Static Lullabye. So clearly off the top these guys know how to play together and also what generally can work among the circles of listeners that they had built over the years in their previous band. There is a lot of Post-Punk vibe that sometimes touches upon the Prog-Rock angle along with some Ambient/Atmospheric feels that make the band something worth listening to a few times before making any rash judgments on your liking it or not. Opening track of “I’ll Buy That For A Dollar” shows that the band has some influence from other groups like Smashing Pumpkins, and Foo Fighters and listeners to those particular groups will certainly enjoy The Casket Salesmen and what they bring to the table. I also love the overall groove of the two-part “Feeling Ten Feet Tall”.
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