Does he really need any introduction? Since the brilliant Spiritual Beggars came on the hard’n’heavy scene in the mid-90’s, Spice’s voice and charisma have always been synonyms with fine songwriting, rock attitude and a bittersweet touch of melancholy. .
‘By the Corner of Tomorrow,’ the band’s new album, is the first that he recorded in standard tuning, aiming for a more “resilient” sound. In the Swedish band leader’s own words: “I had Black Sabbath’s ‘Heaven and Hell’ and Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ as references for the sound of this record – filtered through my personal touch”. His main goal was to make something in line with those timeless classics: a flowing collection of songs rich of variation, vibe and an unquestionable melodic feeling.
As usual, the lyrics deal with the human condition and our hidden dark feelings: fear, madness, hopelessness and the never-ending dream of escaping reality. Such a lovely trip with Band of Spice, oh yes.
Spice – vocals, guitar
Alexander Sekulovski – bass
Bob Ruben – drums
Read our review here.