Spreading The Disease hail from Kent and the five piece consist of Adam May (vocals), Julien Riquelme (lead guitar), Martin Osborne (vocals/rhytmn guitar), Steve Saunders (bass) and Edd Saunders (drums). This is the band’s debut EP ahead of a full album due later this year and boy is it brutal metal!
The band’s name of course name check’s a classic Anthrax album and herein lies part of the band’s influence/sound, that riff heavy thrash metal beloved of Anthrax and Megadeth. Added to that are the growling vocals of Adam May, hints of Slipknot, Machine Head and Fear Factory as the band uses hints here and there of electronic sampling as you can hear on ‘Evolution’ and ‘Lost Generation’. The latter song has a seriously OTT guitar solo!
With a song named ‘Bulldozer’ you know it is going to level all before it and this song does. It clocks in at over seven minutes and has an Iron Maiden approved quiet mid-section, before those vocals and super fast guitar solos hit you again. At the other extreme of song length, the in your face ‘F.U.C.K.U’ is over and done with in just over four minutes, not overly taken with this one.
They have already picked up a 4 star review from ‘Kerrang!’ for this EP and they show plenty of promise. One for lovers of brutal, in your face metal. ****
Review by Jason Ritchie
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