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  • Summary: Their 18th album overall, 'Snakes' is the Canadian trio's first studio outing since 2002's 'Vapor Trails.' Nick Raskulinecz co-produced.
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  1. Snakes & Arrows is one of the tightest conceptual records the band has ever released.
  2. Rush has delivered what is arguably their best work since 1990’s Presto.
  3. A return to their former glory days, Snakes and Arrows shows this seminal prog rock band reclaiming some of the sonic territory that they'd lost over the past few years.
  4. Most of the proceedings are fairly clean-cut and midtempo, with guitars only intermittently attaining heavy density. [5 May 2007]
  5. Meet the new Rush, same as the old Rush....and as it turns out after all these years that's a pretty good thing.
  6. If you're a Rush fan, add two stars; if not, subtract two.
  7. Unfortunately, too much of Snakes and Arrows is dominated by mid-tempo, lumbering behemoths.

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  1. Mar 29, 2012
    8
    This albums has many great tunes. They include great hard rock songs with prog elements such as "Far Cry" and "Armor and Sword" and magnificent instrumentals such as "The Main Monkey Business", "Malignant Narcissism", "Hope". But half of the songs are boring and they are really hard to remember (such as "Faithless", "Spindrift", etc). Instrumental lines are good as usual: guitars riffs are heavy and mean, bass is a growling monster! "Snakes & Arrows" is more hard-rocky than previous works, but it sure is a good album and I'd recommend it to people who want to get acquainted with this band. Expand

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