When the opportunity to take a look at Hangman’s Noose, the new album from South Bay psychobilly act The Thirsty Crows, I imagined this would be one for my good friend Psycho Billy take a look at. But as fate would have it, this one has landed in my lap. Longtime readers know I am not exactly the biggest fan of psychobilly/rockabilly music, but I am always willing to expand my tastes. And in this case, it worked out rather nicely.
The Lycotones is the brain child of Mikey Garou, and Monster Hop! is the band’s first official release. If you’ve read my reviews in the past of albums that could fall in the doo-wop style (especially those from friends of The Deadhouse The Mutant Members Only Club and The Bastards) you’ll know it’s very hit or miss for me personally, so how does Monster Hop! work out?
Greetings fiends and ghouls, and welcome back to another edition of Mass HyStereo where we take a look at a few different albums in more of a rapid fire fashion, so without further ado, let’s get to it!
I first came across The Blackrats in September when I heard of their tour through Quebec and Ontario. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch a show this time around, but I did pick up their latest release After Dark and I became instantly hooked.
I get a lot of different music from all over the world sent to me. So, it is increasingly rare that I come across something that really stands out, whether it be lyrically, sonically or otherwise. But with the new album from Anorexic Mannequin, entitled A Dressing And A Curse, I can unequivocally state that this is something different than the hordes of what I usually have filter through my inbox.
Greetings fiends and ghouls, and welcome to the first of many, the premiere of Deadhouse Radio! Head on over past the break to stream the first episode!
While Gallowmere have never been officially reviewed on this site, they did contribute a track to The Deadhouse Presents Cuts From The Slab and have long been a favorite around these parts. After a long layoff that seemed like forever, the band is back with a new album featuring 7 tracks of blistering horrorpunk. From The Forested North is the band’s second official release, in addition to a live album and a few sporadic singles, and the band takes their best shot with this one
A sad reality of the horror music scene is that many bands come and go on a very frequent basis, with more bands releasing an album or two then disbanding then bands with a level of staying power. Sadly, the band formerly known as JasonXVoorhees, who changed their name to simply JXV before the release of what will now be the band’s swan song. Ritual may only be eight tracks long, but it hits like a ton of bricks.
Let it be noted right from the start, this is not your traditional horrorpunk album. While Bloodshed is very much born out of the scene and still an active part of it, his music has evolved over the years moving slightly away from the traditional horrorpunk sound with each subsequent album. I was listening to this album in the car with my girlfriend and she noted how it was a step away from what I normally have blasting when I get into ‘review mode’ and I plainly stated that if old school Danzig and Queen were to ever have made a lovechild it would be Robby Bloodshed and if they made an album, it would be 21 And On.
I’ve been noticing a litany of new groups popping up all over the Great White North. One of these bands just happens to be based right here in my hometown of London, Ontario called Running From Daylight. Back in November I did do a Stereo Terror review looking at their debut album, Coffin For Two, which you can check out here. So when standup bassist/vocalist Garrett Keith hooked me up with an advanced copy of the band’s newest album, Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet, I was more than thrilled to dig into what my fellow Londoners had put together.
It’s no secret that Wolfman Chuck has been a long-time supporter of my work here on The Deadhouse. Just click his name there and you will see I’ve done numerous reviews and an interview with the man, so when I was presented with the opportunity to check out his newest project, backed by a full band with a more metal edge to the music, I jumped at the opportunity. I won’t lie here, I was also privy to some of the demos as this long gestating project came to be, so I had a bit of an idea of what to expect. But even with that knowledge I had no idea how great Safe Space would turn out. Hell, it may be the best work the man has ever done!
It’s rare that I will take a look at an album so short that it only features two songs, but sometimes you hear something that just clicks. Certainly being the case with the new release EP 1 from Mexico’s Fiend Cats.
Hailing from Arkhangelsk Romero’s Nation was formed in 2008 and has had a few releases over the years, but the band came together to release a brand new LP just as 2017 drew to a close. The aptly titled Punk Rock Zombies gives you an idea of what the band is bringing to your earholes from the title, and once you crack into the album you are treated to some awesome old-school sounding horrorpunk!
As so many bands in the genre happen to go, it seemed they went the way of Jerry Only’s intergrity. Then just a few days ago I received a message from Mr. Toxic himself insisting I head on over to Spotify and look around. To my great delight, it appears that The Suicide Ghouls are back with a new album, chock full of 15 tracks of their signature take on the genre.
Using the horror genre and mixing it with lyrics that could also easily fall into an mid-2000s emo album (nearly every song has a feeling of love lost or abandonment running through it) while having the punk feeling to the music all ties together beautifully.
The brainchild of Wisconsin-based Scotty Damned, Creepy Little Things was founded in 2016 and recently released their debut EP Forever More. Having come across the band in one of my many Bandcamp deep dives, I felt it appropriate to give the band a shot and see what they could come up with in their four-song introduction.