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Oh Snap by Philmont

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
Tags: CD, Rock, EP, Top Rated
North Carolina pop-punkers release their debut EP.

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  1. 1. I Can't Stand To Fall
  2. 2. The Difference
  3. 3. Another Name
  4. 4. My Hippocratic Oath
  5. 5. Photosynthetic
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Reviewed by Martin I Smith

Pop-punk as a style, through being typically simple to produce and infectious to receive, has long suffered from over-saturation. Amongst countless other contemporaries, it would not be unexpected for this North Carolina four-piece to be quickly forgotten if Philmont brought nothing but a few more frantic tempos and power chords to the scene. But fortunately 'Oh Snap' has much greater musical muscle to it than that. Yes, as you'd expect, the tracks are brief and buzzing with pop-hooks and, true, the vocal style is not a departure from the oft accused "whiney" genre staple. But what sets Philmont apart is the commendable depth and texture to each song. Beneath and beyond the record's surface bopability the listener finds extra layers of guitar, extra layers of vocal harmony, synthesisers and piano melodies too. What's more, none of it is frivolous, but instead applied with a coherence that can only be described as good songwriting. If Philmont's staying power is still in doubt, one should note that Josiah Prince's guitar work in "Photosynthetic" displays a potential for conveying emotional subtlety that far exceeds the genre's usual bluntness and Scott Taube's successful combination of witty and passionately spiritual lyrics are of a potency much akin to Relient K's Matt Thiessen (just see "My Hippocratic Oath"). With a duration of less than 20 minutes, this six-song item is over not long after you pop it into your CD player. Philmont's career will be far longer lasting. This is a debut with great promise.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 50629
Product Format: CD
Content Type: EP
Cat. Code: Forefront 5099969393822
Items: 1
Release Date: 17 Apr 2009

North Carolina pop-punkers release their debut EP.

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Posted by Sarah Jeffries in South Wales at 12:59 on Jul 23 2009

Brilliant debut E.P, probably the best that I've ever heard! Theres something for everyone here from slow and meditative in Another Name to rock in My Hippocratic Oath. Its a great album for any young christian with a love of rock music!

Sarah Jeffries's rating: 9/10

Posted by Lizajanie in UK and US at 15:34 on Mar 11 2010

OMG! This is such a great band! I love their music. I've got the full album, ATTENTION. My favourite is "Hipocratic Oath" and "Back Down." I'm so glad Cross Rhythms is playing Back Down on the radio. I like their slow stuff too!

Lizajanie's rating: 10/10

Posted by James Chapman in Llanelli, South Wales at 16:31 on Mar 11 2010

I first heard Oh Snap when i was in the car on my way to the beach with a few friends for a surf, and the positive amping sounds soon got us all in the mood to charge. I think this E.P is fantastic and would recommend it to anyone who like feel good tunes. An awesome summer sound. 2 Very Enthusiastic Thumbs UP!!!!

James Chapman's rating: 8/10

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