Friday, February 23, 2024

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Spreading The Disease

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Brash, harsh and in your face are just some of things that come to mind on first listening to the heavy new album by Spreading The Disease. Having built their name up on the underground live circuit on the back of the first release Viral, this new album is a step up and fully encapsulates the energy you’d expect to see live.

There is a grove that flows through their new album, Insurrection, that seems to be missing from a lot of bands nowadays. The Album opens with a short building intro into a full guttural verse that wouldn’t be out of place if Rob Flynn sang it. The rest of the album has an urgency to it like it’s the soundtrack to the end of the world and they want to get it played before the impending doom. A lot of the lyrical content is a comment on the world we have created for ourselves and how human existence is numbered if we carry on the way we are, hence the urgency to the playing and the aggression and attack of the tracks.

There are some tranquil moments to the album which stand to give a breather to the onslaught but they are short lived as the head banging future anthems continue, for me stand out tracks are ‘Can’t Let Go’ just for the guitar solo, ‘Spreading The Disease’ will get your head bobbing so hard  and ‘Unspoken Words’.

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Mike James Rock Show
Hi Mike here i'm the guy behind Mike James Rock Show a weekly global syndicated radio show at the cutting edge of new Rock/Metal with lots of interviews and silly banter in between, I also podcast and DJ at a popular club night in my home town of Exeter deep in the shire, You can find out more of what goes on over at

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