Self Spiller are an international band with members from the United States, Canada, Norway and Japan that plays a very experimental and avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Worms In the Keys" which will be re-issued in May of 2015 by Varia Records.
Middle Eastern sounds start off the album along with some avant garde elements and a few seconds later melodic riffs and clean singing are added onto the recording and the music starts going for more of and experimental metal sound and they also mix the ambient and heavy parts together along with some spoken word parts.
Video game music samples can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the songs also bring in acoustic and classical guitars at times as well as a small amount of saxophones and a good portion of the songs are very long and epic in length and also add in grim black metal screams into the heavier sections of the music and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic and also demonstrate a great amount of talent and skill and some of the tracks also bring in elements of noise and symphonic music and you can also hear a small amount of female vocals on some of the songs
Self Spiller plays a musical style that takes post black and avant garde metal and mixes them together with more experimental and free form jazz elements to create a a very original sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics covers the writings of Anthony Bourain, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Corman McCarthy as well as the bass players own experiences with health, travel and loss of home.
In my opinion Self Spinner are a very great sounding experimental and avant garde black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Folds Of Skin To Lay" "Rot On Root" and "Strong But Damaged. 8 out of 10.