Saturday 30 January 2021

SNOW - Fast N‘ Heavy Loud N‘ Slow (Album Review)

Release date: January 20th 2021. Label: Self Released. Format: DD

Fast N‘ Heavy Loud N‘ Slow – Tracklisting

1.Skate Fast Die Hard 02:25
2.Escape From Brasil 05:11
3.Prensado 03:12
4.Crying Eyes 02:58
5.Perfect Lies 02:08
6.Paradoxical Conflicts 03:00
7.Nowhere Fast 03:42
8.Good Vibes From Hell 03:17


Guitars, Drums, Vocals - Rodrigo “Rod“ Neves
Lead Guitar - Andrez Machado
Bass - Rodrigo Borba


Fast N‘ Heavy Loud N‘ Slow is the new album from Brazilian Sludge/Stoner Punk Upstarts SNOW. They play a blend of fast and furious Sludge/Stoner Metal with massive Crossover Punk appeal. The album is undeniably aggressive with the band living up to their multi-genre potential and that means they can appeal to fans of different genres with this release.

The album is quite short running for around 26 minutes spread across 8 songs. The vocals from Rodrigo fit very well in all of the genres contained on this release. The music is super-tight with a vibrant energy between all 3 band members and make for a convincing Sludge/Stoner Metal Power Trio of sorts.

The songs show a wide range of versatility with SNOW not settling down for one overall sound but a mixture of different styles with passionate vocals and lyrics leading the way. If you dig bands such as CANCER BATS then SNOW have a similar vibe to that great band. Well perhaps their earlier records especially on songs such as: Skate Fast Die Hard, Escape From Brasil, Perfect Lies and Nowhere Fast.

SNOW recorded, mixed and mastered the album themselves allowing to keep to the DIY PUNK Tradition that’s shown throughout the entire album. The best parts of the album is where the band focus solely on Sludge/Stoner Metal grooves and then move to a more Skate Punk attitude.

Overall, Fast N‘ Heavy Loud N‘ Slow is a superbly entertaining record that shows another style of Sludge/Stoner Metal from the South American Scene and SNOW are definitely worth checking out.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe