English death thrashers Reprisal are primed and ready to release their new album, None Survive the Sun, on March 30 via Hostile Media. It’s an album loaded with groovy riffs complemented by technical leads and solos, strong vocals and a rhythm section that sounds tuned in but not robotic. Today, the band are streaming the video for “Nephila,” a new cut from the album.
Bassist Theo Brooke breaks down the song for Decibel: “‘Nephila’ is about life’s inescapable drive to create more of itself, whatever the cost. It parallels the human experience of love and attraction with those species of spider which practice sexual cannibalism. Both are arbitrary, ruthless and potentially fatal. Are the differences between us purely superficial? At what point does sex become horror? Is death a fair price for the chance to breed?”
While you ponder those big questions, watch the video for “Nephila” below.