Title: ViralLabel: Independent Release
from Kent, Spreading the Disease are a contemporary metal
band that tap into the spirit of old school grooves with a
debut EP ‘Viral’ is a bold statement of aggression that
will certainly tick all the boxes for fans of modern metal.
The opening number 'F.U.C.K.U' sets the tone with groove-orientated riffs that are
potently influenced by Pantera and Machine Head.
Following a similar template 'Lost Generation' is as groove laden as the opener with an abundance of meaty
riffs that chug along nicely from beginning to end.
Breaching the seven-minute mark 'Bulldozer' somewhat differs from the previous tracks by utilizing
clean vocals, a grander dose of melody with a thrashier
edge. The finale of 'Evolution' embarks on one last barrage of hard-hitting riffs with some tidy
Personally, ‘Viral’ does very little to excite me as (a) I am not a fan of groove metal and (b) I have heard the same style riffs churned out over and over again by countless bands. With that being said, I recognize that there is an audience there that will really dig this EP. Fans of Pantera’ esque groove metal will surely find something positive in this release.
Review by: Rob Herald
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