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Spyder Baby | Let Us Prey | review | industrial | metal | Lollipop

Spyder Baby

Let Us Prey (Blind Prophecy)
by Scott Hefflon

Damn, I was hoping the vampire porn chick by the same cliché name decided to start a band and express her "creativity" in yet another predictable fashion. Watching a hottie with vampire teeth suck cock is quite the thing, and seeing her writhe in pleasure as someone off-camera squirts fake blood on her chest is an image that'll stick with you for years.

But no, this is just some guy from Detroit in black eyeliner and black lipstick, posing menacingly with clenched fists and spiked arm bands. You'd call this razor-sharp punky industrial metal if you hadn't been listening to Ministry since '90, cuz then you'd just call it a good genre cover band. The tunes here are catchy but without staying power, meaning they sound like the kinda stuff ya like, but when the song's over, ya can't remember the melody or a single lyric. Ministry's Al Jourgensen got behind the band/guy a bit, but hell, he's gotta get behind someone, ya know?

This stuff is amazingly easy to do reasonably well, and this is done reasonably well. There have been some real trailblazers inventing sound and style in this genre, and then there are lots of openers. This is Spyder Baby's second release, and he has nearly two decades of the genre to match and top, or side-step and offer something so unique he's more than just another genre band, so he's got his work cut out for him.

This is not a review, really, just a lil preview blurb. See more previews here.


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