Spineshank - _Strictly Diesel_
by: Jody Webb (
Roadrunner is betting on Spineshank to be their next big act, to follow in the footsteps of Coal Chamber and Vision of Disorder. I don't expect to see it happen, but hey; I would never have guessed the success that Coal Chamber has seen -- I just don't like it! Anyways, I think the best way to summarize _Strictly Diesel_ would be to mix a glass of Deftones with a shot of Fear Factory. It has all the trademarks of the Deftones, like aggressive verses and melodic chorus; just throw in some sparing use of electronic effects on the guitars and a bit of Fear Factory style shouting. I like more than half of the thirteen cuts, but I don't feel there is anything killer on here. Burton Bell from Fear Factory does some throat on "Start the Machine". Dino Cazares is a big fan, too, as a sticker on the case says, so expect to see Spineshank open for FF when they headline a tour later this year.
(article published 1/10/1998)
All contents copyright 1995-2016 their individual creators. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
All opinions expressed in Chronicles of Chaos are opinions held at the time of writing by the individuals expressing them.
They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else, past or present.