How’s your lockdown going? Will you emerge from quarantine as a better, more rounded individual, having got fit, learned a new language and absolutely nailed your recipe for banana bread? Or have you spent 12 months on the sofa, indulging your basest culinary and cultural instincts?
It’s not hard to imagine which category Black Spiders might fall into. After all, they’ve been in isolation for even longer, having been on hiatus since 2017 (and not releasing an album since 2013’s This Savage Land). They return with a new drummer (Wyatt Wendel), but precisely the same attitude. And from the moment Fly In The Soup arrives on a riff the size of Piers Morgan’s ego, you know this self-titled album is going to display all the personal development of a fitted wardrobe.