Spider God – Fly In The Trap

Spider God – Fly In The Trap
Repose Records 
Release Date: 11/11/22
Running Time: 40:30
Review by Rick Eaglestone
8/10

After an array of split releases, EP’s and even a pop covers album, the time has come for the arachnid Spider God to unveil their first full length album – “Fly In The Trap”. This is a concept album that explores the chilling mystery of Elisa Lam, the young Chinese-Canadian woman whose body was found submerged in the rooftop water tank of her L.A. hotel in 2013. 

The album opens at a furious pace with opener and first single ‘The Fifty Second Murderer’ which is followed up the galloping charge of ‘Traces Of Hubris’. Then there is my highlight track of the album ‘A Thousand Lonely Spiders’, which is a wonderful mix of Blistering Black Metal with tinges of traditional Heavy Metal embedded into it. 

Up next is ‘The Hermit’ which has some great melodic undertones and is complimented fantastically well with ‘Labyrinth Of Hallways’, which starts off at a much slower pace which gradually builds into its searing attack. Second single ‘Flies In The Trap’ features guest vocals from artists even more elusive than the collective assembled here, both Revenant Marquis and A Forest Of Stars feature on this track and it feels like a supergroup of the unknown.

The album concludes with ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ & Invisible Light’, which ends what has been a real listening experience pouring from the speakers in a cold torrent whilst telling its story which is something I am now going to explore further now I have listened to the album a few times. I have discovered a documentary entitled Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel which is available via Netflix and no doubt after that I will come back to the album with a slightly different approach which will inevitably mean I will enjoy the album even more.

A majestically unnerving creation. 

‘Flies In The Trap’ Official Video

TRACKLISTING:
01. The Fifty Second Murderer 
02. Traces Of Hubris
03. A Thousand Lonely Spiders
04. The Hermit 
05. Labyrinth Of Hallways
06. Flies In The Trap
07. Hiroshima Mon Amour 
08. Invisible Light

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