Spiders – “Shake Electric” (2014)

Label: Spinefarm Records

Review by Tony Cannella

Spiders are a hard rock band from Sweden. On their second album “Shake Electric” the band combines elements of 70’s influenced classic rock, blues and even a punk rock swagger.

The pounding rhythm of “Mad Dog” starts us off with a bang. “Shake Electric” is next and is just a straight forward heavy guitar rock tune. Other highlights include: “Bleeding Heart”, “Back on the Streets”, the punkish “Control” and the bluesy Janis Joplin-esq “Hard Times”. Vocalist Ann-Sofie Hoyles has a ton of charisma behind the mic. The guitar riffs are huge and definitely showcases their affinity for 70’s hard rock.

At 33-minutes, “Shake Electric” is short, sweet and to-the-point. Spiders hit you hard with their brand of power rock and leave the listener wanting more.

Rating – 78/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Mad Dog
  2. Shake Electric
  3. Bleeding Heart
  4. Only Your Skin
  5. Lonely Nights
  6. Back on the Streets
  7. Control
  8. Give Up The Fight
  9. Hard Times
  10. War of the World

 

Line Up

  • Ann-Sofie Hoyles – Vocals
  • John Hoyles – Guitar
  • Olle Griphammar – Bass
  • Ricard Harryson – Drums

 

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