Some bands are very laid back in their approach to releasing their music. Especially the jazzier and progressively minded ones. And sometimes you wonder where this is all going. Then others just give you this impression at first, just to drop a sneaky karate kick to the back of your head. And let loose with a vengeance on a colossal Alternative and Progressive Metal stage. Spüken, the new full length of the Canadian metallers Ninjaspy, will do exactly that for you. Chaotic and somewhat unhinged grungy-punk energy outbursts included.
But the first item that really got to me was the somewhat bizarre and strangely fascinating album cover. What on earth is this woman regurgitating? Are we playing a cosmic joke on the trusty fan base? And by the royal WE I mean the band. ‘Cause spy in other languages the word spy means puke or spew. And with some fantasy you could turn Spüken the same way. Nice try, fellas, should that be the case. And it would fit with the album cover and the overall comments the band made. [...]