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Snatch Magnet: Screw Nut & Bolt (EP)
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Snatch Magnet: Screw Nut & Bolt (EP)

Melodic Rock
3.5/5.0

Considering the hype by which Snatch Magnet represents themselves you would think you're about to blessed with the next big rock n roll thing. Okay, Snatch Magnet as a name draws your attention, especially if you're 12 years old and only recently discovered your johnson, teenage cheerleaders, and/or Internet porn. The Onion considers Snatch Magnet one of the ten worst band names ever. Cripes! You would think a satire magazine would get the joke. I guess not.

Now take one look at the band members: this crew are hardly magnets for chicks. Every one of them would not only have to pay for sex, but pay double (and that would be for the fat ugly one left after the last call). Moreover, they call themselves a party rock band. Their evidence: look at the beer in their hands, glazed eyes, and deft billiard skills in their promo photo. The joke's on us. Or is it?

Fundamentally, whether this is 'party' rock or not, Snatch Magnet are damn fine musicians composing some equally fine melodic, sometimes harder, rock tunes. The may be moronic dickheads with delusions of grandeur but they certainly know their rock craftsmanship. These are talented musicians (kudos to Headmaster Weekley's fine lead vocals) with an eminent sense of melodic rock.

So, Screw, Nut & Bolt is a strong blend of AOR melodic rock with a sometime harder edge. There's not a single dull song on this brief work. All is well done. Nevertheless, there's also nothing novel here either. Actually, larceny may be the accusation after listening to the Iron Maiden style melodic rock of Call of the Maiden. But a wild 'party' band? I don't hear it. Perhaps live? I would genuinely love to hear/see it.

After harassing me for a review, I must give Snatch Magnet strong points for musicianship and song craftsmanship: Screw, Nut & Bolt is lively and entertaining material. I dig it, and can easily recommend it. However, being pretentious and self-serving gives them only a better than average score.



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In Short

After harassing me with emails for a review, I must give Snatch Magnet strong points for musicianship and song craftsmanship: Screw, Nut & Bolt is lively and entertaining material. I dig it, and can easily recommend it.

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