Spit Like This to release “Normalityville Horror” 21/05
Spit Like This have been described as “punk as fuck glam cult heroes” - but does their upcoming release “Normalityville Horror” support this? It’s a definite yes from me. This second SLT album marks the tenth year of the band, and is quite possibly the best release to date in their sizeable discography.
If you are unfamiliar with their sound, try Metallica, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, early Motley Crue and a touch of 80s goth in a big old musical blender. Spit Like This are influenced “visually, artistically and musically” by a number of different acts spanning the glam rock/metal, hard rock and punk genres, as well as art forms such as burlesque and 80s movies, and indeed you can hear horror movie influences in their music, aswell as their gig transport - how many bands do you know have had a hearse as a touring van?
Spit Like This are no ordinary glam metal band. They’re different to the masses out there, relying more on great musicianship and songwriting than putting more thought into the look/stage act as so many other bands out there seem to be doing. The band take their music and themselves seriously, but not too seriously - there’s still room for a bit of fun such as the slightly humourous “Dragged Kicking and Screaming”, which is quite fun sounding (it’s also good live if you get the chance). From opener “Sick” right on to the end, Normalityville Horror is full of rhythmic fast-paced rock that is full of attitude. Take “The Dumb Song” for example, plenty of riffage of the likes of old Motley Crue but with a singalong angsty chorus in the style of mid 90s Marilyn Manson. “Oh No! Here We Go” or “Dead to Me Now” feature in-your-face guitar licks to rival that of Tracii Guns in his heyday. Beyond the riffs, the album also calls upon bluesy rock influences in the style of Faster Pussycat on the track “The Life and Times of the Suicide Kid” - having a multitude of different influences certainly helps, and it definitely shows on Normalityville Horror - it’s hard to class any song here as filler.
Normalityville Horror is set for release on the 21st of May and is available for pre-order now from all good outlets.