Sin Quirin of Ministry has a new project, 3 Headed Snake. Although the newly released EP only has three songs, all three songs rock. The style is a throwback that is inspired by bands such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Dio. The EP inspired me to pull out some of my own old school records. What some people call hair metal, I call inspirational.
The first track, “Symbiotic,” stands out as a song that has rip-roaring guitars and astounding drums. The song itself is strong and has that hard rock feel from the seventies-eighties era and you can tell that this is something special. “Symbiotic” is a track that will have one thinking it doesn’t sound anything at all like Ministry, and it doesn’t. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Sin about 3 Headed Snake recently, and this is what he had to say, “I will say with this project, because I did start out writing it with my old buddy, we were going for that specific style which is light years away from Ministry as far as the style goes, but that was the genre we were going for.” The song itself is great way to begin the EP.
For me in my opinion, the second track, “Wisdom Screams,” is my favorite from 3 Headed Snake (so far). First, it has an amazing guitar solo! Everything in the song clicks perfectly note by note. It is the first single and the video is a must see. Sin had this to say, “My favorite single would probably have to be “Wisdom screams.” The single, the one we shot the video, that’s the one I first got back from Johnny. It’s the first one I got back and because it has a great hook and I think it encompasses everything I think the band is about. I mean it’s got the guitars, heavy guitars upfront its got the big drums on there, it’s got the organ on there, a catchy hooky chorus. Don’t get me wrong, I love the other songs as well.” This is the song to listen to.
The final song on the EP is titled “Money God.” It is the dark song of the album. Don’t get me wrong, it is beautiful. What I mean by dark is worshiping Satan, it is not. The style is very thought provoking. It has great vocals, the guitar is kind of trippy feeling, it is one of those songs that will stick in your head. The song begins loud and heavy, then becomes more mellow, then towards the end heavy again. A good blend. It reminds me of what was knows as power ballads from the eighties. A good way to finish off.
3 Headed Snake may be one of the best new bands today, plus the art work of the cover is very cool. If you are looking for Ministry then this is not the album to look for it on. We may be getting a new release form Ministry in 2019. For now they are on a short tour. Sin is extremely talented writer and guitarist. This EP shows one of the different genres of music he can do. The members of this band came together and made a remarkable 3 song EP. This is just a taste of what is to come. I did ask him what’s next for 3 Headed Snake, his reply was simple, “Yes, definitely the plan is to do a full length in 2019 and hopefully doing some shows and possibly doing some touring in 2019.” The 3 songs have everything in them to make for a great listen.