My eyes glance upon the fragile computer screen. Covered with greasy fingerprints and questionable stains, I see the word Honeyspider emerge and slap the monitor, sending it into a spin. Sorry about that, it’s nothing personal. The mere mention of any kind of spider instantly triggers my arm into a forward motion, palm at the ready. Then I realise that it’s not a horrible eight-legged cretin, but a bunch of very pleasant looking gents with a new single titled Marbles.
You may be fooled by their lovely smiles into thinking that Honeyspider cannot rock and to that, I say you are an idiot, away with you. I don’t need your negativity here! Marbles is playing. It opens quickly with a guitar riff so filthy, it should be called Tracy. But then that would make no sense to anyone except me. My point is, the guitar work is a beautiful thing to witness, and along with the singing, what do we have? A top quality tune. I just kissed my fingertips like how chefs do when they have made the perfect pie. Marbles is a very layered song – not only in lyrical complexity – but in terms of the number of things going on to make the final product. The screaming lingers in the background but certainly makes its presence known. It’s strange because it’s so prominent but takes nothing away from the main vocals, only supporting them and making the track stronger as a whole.
After a brief relaxing moment of reflection and ambience, Marbles thunderously explodes towards the end. It’s a stark contrast, but a welcome one for sure. I was going to make a joke about losing my marbles, then finding them again and somehow relate it back to the title, but that’s shocking writing, and I’d have to immediately throw myself in front of a passing car as punishment. Instead, I’ll just end with this. If you’re a fan of metal, definitely add Honeyspider to your watch list.
Marbles is out now. Ta!