Spreading The Disease are a contemporary metal band based in Kent. Formed in 2014 by founding member and bassist Steve Saunders, it’s apparent that brutal, ballsy, in-your-face metal has been the agenda from the off!
Released in 2015, Viral is their debut EP & having had the pleasure of witnessing the carnage first hand, it’s safe to say that I’m well and truly infected!
Their opening track F.U.C.K.U is a clear indication of things to come, with gnarly vocals; thrashy riffs and punk-metal undertones – the emotion is raw, both musically and lyrically. Secondly, Lost Generation incorporates melodic, yet manic solo’s and riffage along with the distinctive STD sound. The third track Bulldozer is a healthy 7 minutes long, I was hooked throughout.
Throughout the album there are strong thrash & nu-metal influences, however tracks 3 & 4, Bulldozer and (my personal favourite) Evolution, are infiltrated with electronic sampling & create a cocktail of thrash & dirty punk with a splash of death metal & a twist of industrial.
The unique and distinctive sound created by this infectious 4 piece is refreshing and it’s rare to find a modern metal band which are able to write and produce an album with both an original & timeless sound.
Since watching the guys play at the Star Inn, Guildford earlier this year (along with Kill For Company, Gutlocker & End of Salvation) I’ve had this EP on repeat in my car & I honestly can’t get enough.
With a busy year ahead, the future is looking beefy for STD!
For fans of: Fear Factory, Slipknot, Korn, Coalchamber, PMT
You can stream their debut EP viral, here.
Future tour dates can be found here:
Thanks for reading, Pixee x