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Snails Goes Full On Vomitstep with Debut Album “The Shell” [MUST LISTEN + VIDEO]

When dropping a debut album, there's plenty on the line. Even after a number of successful singles, EPs and collaborations, your first album is your chance to tell a complete, cohesive story and really define who you are as an artist. And with The Shell that's exactly what the King of Vomitstep, Snails has done.

If you were unsure as to what ‘vomitstep' really sounds like, give the album a listen and you'll have a pretty solid idea of how Fred defines his signature sound. Think disgustingly dirty, grimy bass layered underneath froggy synth & rhythm, with so much hype it'll leave you overcome with disbelief that yes, that drop, just went THAT hard.

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Each song has it's own filthy sound, leaving you in pure amazement that you have 12 songs to get through. You'll recognize singles like “Into The Light” feat. Sara Hudson and his most recent track with Waka Flocka “WFSU”, but then you'll also find other big collaborations like “Feel the Vibe” with Big Gigantic and Collie Buddz and “Forever” feat. Dion Timmer and KLB. Among the others of the jam-packed collaborations, you'll find NGHTMRE, Akylla, Sullivan King, Big Ali, HYTTD, MAX, the list could seriously go on.

And for the OG fans, you'll even find a metal remix of his signature trap-banger “King is Back.” This remix literally has so much power, there's no way you can stop from banging your head and searching for the nearest mosh pit. Seriously. It's that good.

He's been teasing this album, along with a big production tour for quite some time now.  For those of us that were at Sluggtopia, he debuted a lot of these tracks live for the first time, including a guest appearance by Big Gigantic to perform “Feel the Vibe.” Starting mid-November, he's taking that same production on tour all around the country with support from artists like Funtcase, Boogie T, Bro Safari, 12th Planet, etc.

Snails is already making big waves with this full-length album. It's big, it's smart, it's nasty and it's the perfect way to carve out a big place for himself in this industry. We all now know exactly what vomitstep looks and sounds like. Do yourself a favor and find a show near you and see the even larger-than-life stage production to match it all. You can steam the album here or purchase a copy on iTunes.

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