I bought this album on the strength of Sulpher's co-production of Gary Numan's 2000 album, "Pure". Having been a longstanding (and sometomes long suffering) Numan fan, it was a revelation to hear how their production skills distilled out a lot of edge and grittiness in Numan's writing. Sulpher's part in his recent critical acclaim shouldn't be discounted.
So, when I bought Spray, I had an idea of what to expect. Agressive, well produced, textured techno metal that makes your ears bleed at times. The songs resemble NIN around Pretty Hate Machine, with a flavour of Manson and a dash of Korn. It's a good album.
Stand out tracks are One of Us, which is atmospheric and builds to a crunching relentless pounder, Fear Me - cross NIN with Achtung Baby, and the closer, Problem, which puts a driving metal beat to a synth bassline that's almost been lifted from the theme to Blade Runner.
The only downside to this album is that it's probably not sufficiently unique enough to get Sulpher the airing they deserve. Given a wider audience they could be massive.
A well kept secret.