Recent Reviews

19.03.2017

12.03.2017

05.03.2017

26.02.2017

19.02.2017

12.02.2017

[ More Music Reviews ]


Spider Rockets: Bitten
Spider Rockets - Bitten Review

Spider Rockets: Bitten

(Melodic) Heavy Rock
3.5/5.0

New Jersey's Spider Rockets have been in the game for better than a decade, but Bitten is their first release in nearly three years. This female-fronted band works the angle of (melodic) heavy rock; they like to call it loud rock. Call it punchy and heavy, sometimes with a good groove, but loud and heavy fits.

Spider Rockets Band Photo

Spider Rockets: sunglasses on a cloudy day.

Bitten begins well with that groove pushing the heaviness in Going Down. Then you hit a bit of rut as the next three songs, while interesting, are simply, mostly, well, heavy.

The choice material comes in the middle beginning with unusually lighter and catchy Break. Gasoline offers the weight but has the infectious found in the opening track. The kickers might be Twilight Zone, an awesome cover of the Golden Earring classic and the following Better When It's Loud, a real hard rock party romp. The former makes me wonder if the Spider Rockets would do better as a cover band. The album rounds out with more heft in Nothing Left, but then Bring Me Around tempers the heaviness with crisp guitars and vocal arrangement. All in all, Bitten is an interesting album, but I think I hit the highlights and my favorite tracks with Twilight Zone and Better When It's Loud. Nevertheless, you should check them out.






In Short

Spider Rockets Bitten is melodic heavy rock that remains mostly heavy throughout with some true moments of inspired entertainment.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Loading
Album of the Week
Click to read the One Desire 2017 Debut CD Album review

Drummer Ossi Sivula, the creator of Finland's One Desire, said his aim for the new band was "to create music that could change the world." That's a bold statement, potentially putting you in the company of Elvis ... [ Read More ]