Well, you can add Spreading the Disease and their new album, Insurrection, to King Rhino’s “Best Albums of 2017.” Plus, I’m pretty sure I’ll be naming them as my pick for “Best New Artist of the Year.”

Without a doubt, Insurrection is one of the best metal albums of the year from this young band out of Kent, England, who, interestingly enough, popped onto my grid almost two years ago with their initial EP release. Spreading the Disease captures the best of bands like Slipknot, Linkin Park, Slayer, and I might even venture to say … The Clash. Their approach to metal is not only brutally kick-ass, but it is executed so well, any major headliner would be blessed to have them open up for them.

Their strongest point is easily vocalist Connor Russell Snyder who has the control and range of both Corey Taylor and the late, great Chester Bennington. It’s not necessary to pick out specific tracks on Insurrection. The record, as a whole, deserves to be appreciated from start to finish. I know I’m going to be keeping it in high rotation until 2018 and beyond.

Insurrection is independently released and out now. Buy it here!


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