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Mander Salis


Download links and information about Mander Salis by The Snake The Cross The Crown. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 48:12 minutes.

Artist: The Snake The Cross The Crown
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 10
Duration: 48:12
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No. Title Length
1. An Honest Misappropiation of Funds 3:33
2. Empires 3:04
3. Gates of Dis 3:52
4. A Gathering of Shades 4:04
5. On the Threshold of Eternity 5:50
6. The Sun Tells the Moon 3:37
7. A Brief Intermission 3:21
8. The Laughing Man 5:38
9. Echolalia 9:02
10. The Fields of Ius 6:11



The debut full-length from the Snake the Cross the Crown finds them more fully developing the musical and lyrical themes that they began exploring on their EP, 2003's Like a Moth Before a Flame. The sound of the Alabama-bred quintet is still a rich amalgam of rock and post-rock elements, with jangly guitars predominant and keyboards relegated to a tasteful backup role, both of them supporting plain-guy vocals and frequently indecipherable lyrics (blame it on the guitar-heavy mix and on singer Kevin Jones' rather lazy diction). What it all adds up to is a solidly better than average album that doesn't exactly stick in the brain for days after you hear it, but does do a good job of holding your attention while you're listening. Notice in particular the hooky "An Honest Misappropriation of Funds" and the slightly less impressive but equally pleasant "Gates of Dis," as well as the acoustic guitar-based "Brief Intermission," which could easily have been written by a less self-involved Jeff Tweedy. Strongly recommended.