The Black Spiders are back with a bang on the band's latest album Can't Die, Won't Die, I'd fill in plenty of details here if I could find who sent me the album and the press release. Putting that aside it's great that Pete Spiby and the gang are back to crush our ears once more. Pete was the singer in one of the turn of the Millennium's finest support acts Groop Dogdrill.
Can't Die, Won't Die opens with Intro that does what it says on the guitar case, a huge power chord gets played over and over to lead us into shifting into gear on Hot Wheels, as they floor those wheels screeching away from the kerb like 20mph speed limits don't exist, as Pete Spiby and the boys get jealous of your Hot Wheels.
Drive My Rooster is more blast beat drums than rampaging riffs, as in places the guitars seem set for AOR rather than biker rock as they feel the sense of Urgency to get through all the recent emergencies.
Destroyer re-works Faith No More's Be Aggressive to skull crushing effect from the opening chants through the fizzing verses as the drums pummel away we all sing along to Gene's Obscene.
Alright Alright Alright is brain crushing drums and riff rock to get down and headbang too, the arena ready chorus that needs to be shouted back at them.
Traitors Walk sounds like it's aimed at several despised members of the ruling classes who need dealing with in the most egregious manner possible.
It Is What It Is, is one of those phrases that was far too common throughout the pandemic, this is a big-hearted anthem of survival as they look for a way to survive a deadly kiss and the sort of flick of the wrist that could be fatal, the main and possibly known antidote is to wallow in the guitar solo while raising your fist.
Strange keeps heavily to the bands crushed riff hot rocking formula to great effect.
Another Weekend is wailing guitars celebrating another great weekend out rocking there socks off, despite being flat broke once more, wail away the hours having rocking good fun.
Make Me Bleed is a brawl waiting to happen, the drums sound like the blows hitting the victim as they suck up the pain and try not to bleed all over the place.
A Rat Is A Rat wants to pummel that Rats brains into the dust beneath the crushing grooves riffing you into the ground as they chant Rat Rat Rat repeatedly.
The album closes with The End Of The World that's an anthem for the place we find ourselves in as we all emerge from the Covid Malaise and look around at all the worlds current problems this has one last sing along chorus cutting through the raging guitars.
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