Russ Diapper's follow up to 'no cure for
curiosity' is a great example of battling the 'difficult second album'
stigma head on and blowing it out of the water. With all the usual hard
rock, blues and dirty classic rock flavor that you would expect from the
former 'Gecko' frontman/drummer, 'KingSnake' takes you on a musical, lyrical
roller coaster. Russ' vocals are pushed to the maximum here in his second
outing after stepping away from the drum kit and up front to the mic stand.
Its got guitar solos, bass solos, thumping drums, grooving beats, honking
blues harp and an overall classic aesthetic that leaves you with a taste
that would more than quench the musical thirst of the most hardcore rock
fans. Russ cites his influences as being acts like The
Who, ZZ Top, AC/DC Van Halen, Led Zeppelin,
David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and even The Beatles....and boy does it show. If
you like no-Bulls**t rock and roll, hard rock, classic rock or good old
fashioned blues, you will enjoy this album. Put it on, turn it up, close
your eyes, open your ears and hold tight as you are about to get
bitten....by the KingSnake!