Colorado rockers Dirty Snowman Society meet the intrigue and appeal of their band name with a style of songwriting that’s equally refreshing and consistently reflective of a band with a unique perspective and approach to creativity.
Taste Of Heaven leads with a mildly heavy soundscape – distortion and power chords pave the way, alongside of a powerful drum-line and an overall set-up that begs for big speakers and plenty of space. With this though, the leading vocal – and indeed every accompanying melodic moment – offers something of a classic rock tone and style; lighter than contemporary hard rock tends to be, a little more Pink Floyd-like in some ways.
At the same time, the presentation is fairly raw, which adds a likable realness to the whole thing – perhaps it’s this melody that creates this nostalgic comparison. The long-form melodic development is really effective, particularly when the vocal and the guitar walk hand in hand as things move along. Then you get the switch to the short lines of the hook, and poetic observations meet with personal outpourings of emotion and hardship.
A really interesting song, thoughtfully structured and appealing right now for its genuinely refreshing and unusual arrangement and concept.