THEM! – …Risen From Perdition


Question: Is it ok to review your own work?

Answer: WHO CARES?

But your hubmle host doesn’t want to boast about something he took part in creating, so I will give the word first to the Marquis DeBlood, founder of the horror punk community

Hailing from Nuremberg comes the debut release „…risen from perdition“ by THEM! These fledgling monsters scare it up frightfully on this 5 song EP. Kicking off with the racious „There For Your Blood“, Then into the pogo fueled „Atomic Giant Lizard Thing“. THEM barrage the listeners senses with unrelenting, claw flailing fury all the way through to the closer, „We Are The Ghouls“. Ably fronted by Dr. R. U. Pickman and backed solidly by Jack Killmore, Lawrence T. Caterwaul and Maneat Pete. THEM! take you on a journey to eternal punishment and damnation. With catchy riffs and hooks, these ghouls really know how to bring it. I forsee a great future for these zombies. With killer packaging and amazing artwork, the only draw back is that the EP is too short. It definitely makes you „Feel the Hunger Inside“ for more. Overall, „…risen from perdition“ is a fun filled blood fest that will make a great addition to your horror-punk collection. Hell, Hell might not be such a bad place after all!

Well, such nice things said about our first release and we are really proud about that piece of work we did. We are another band of what your humble host calles the New Breed Of German Horror Punk. We see ourselves among the new breed of ghoulish bands that spread the horror in this still unsuspecting country. And yes, your humble host, your beloved Doctor, is proud to be part of this movement.

So take your time and check us out, maybe show up at one of our gigs, we promise to give you a really ghoulish time!

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HELLGREASER – The Humans Must Die


Ok, ghouls, the piece I am going to talk about today is the EP „The Humans Must Die“ by HELLGREASER, another band of what your humble host likes to reffer as the New Breed Of German HorrorPunk (NBOGHP)

The three ghouls from Cologne present their debut as a 4 track CD plus a bonus track. Nice artwork, pure and simple cover is the first thing that hits the eye… but who cares what that thing looks like, the sound is the important part.

First thin that stands out is the voice of Slaughter Lamb, Hellgreasers lead vocalist and guitar player. Soft, where it needs to be, edgy on other parts, it shows a great variety of shades. It reaches heights and lows alike and hits every tone on the spot.

This great voice (really, you should hear it live, even better than on CD) is accompanied by a pretty straight guitar, the thundering bass played by Hair Screaming, and a set of drums that the drummer, Demon Machine, plays like he was beating the war drums for a horde of rabid tribesmen.

The four major tracks are produced in a decent manner, clean enough to be called professional, but still it doesn’t miss the dirt, a good punk-rock production needs. Your humble host recommends their personal theme „Go Hellgreaser Go“, a song that simply invites you to sing along, no matter what.

The only draw back is the bonus track. Not that it is a bad song, in fact it is just as good as all the other songs, but since it is a demo song it is too muted compared to the other tracks.

All together it is a really nice piece of music that really is able to cheer one up and get you in the mood for more. But be careful and not get carried away. It could happen that you find yourself singing along loud in a totally overcrowded subway train.

You can find more information about this little piece of hell on HELLGREASERS pages:

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