The Happiest Place On Earth.

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Yep, we’re talking about the Happiest Place On Earth, which is no other than Pacific Playland. You’ve heard about it, but now there’s a new attraction to hear when you go there.

Beloved Ghouls, nasty Fiends and other rotting funlovers, step right up, join the fun and come to hear the latest attraction, the new CD of Cirus Rhapsody.

The CD is a mix of a roller coaster, a bumper car ride and a ferris wheel for your ears. It’s got ups and downs but never gets boring. It takes your mind to places… eerie places… wicked places…

Mostly the songs stick to the standard Horror Rock / Horror Punk standards. Punk Rock riffs, bunch of „Wohooo“ backing vocals and so on and so forth.

Oh, wait, I already can hear you nag: So it’s just another typical Horror Punk record like we’ve had hundreds before….

Nope, it is NOT! Circus Rhapsody took the whole thing some steps further. This piece of music is clearly influenced by american Punk Rock (like Green Day) and more experimental stuff (like System Of A Down or Viza). Sounds weird to you? Sounds fucking great to me. Those guys know how to give a shit about standards and taking the whole thing to a new level. Not only they’re playing sounds way off that typical Horror Punk thing, they also use instruments that nobody expected. I mean really, would you have expected an accordion on a Horror Punk record? I wouldn’t!!!! But your humble host, the Dead Doctor, has news for you. IT SOUNDS FUCKING GREAT!!!!!!

My personal favourite on this piece is… hard to find. Ok, Talk to the Dead is some kind of a favourite, but not the only one. The whole record is awesome!!!

But hey, we’re talking about Pacific Playland, so there’s got to be more than just an awesome record. AND THERE IS.

This record comes with two different covers, one for boys (shown below) and one for girls (go, check yourself). And I don’t mean only the front cover, I mean the whole thing. Different colours, different design. LOVELY!

All in all your beloved Dead Doctor can only recommend this CD to you. Go, get it, buy it, don’t rip or steal it!!!! This band deserves all the support it can get. I am already looking for more….

Join the Circus Rhapsody ride at Pacific Playland!!!!!

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THEM! – …Risen From Perdition

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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 Horror-Punks.com:

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!

THEM! Homepage

THEM! on Facebook

THEM! on Horror-Punks.com

HELLGREASER – The Humans Must Die

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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:

http://hellgreaser.de

https://www.facebook.com/Hellgreaser?fref=ts

Do you have a piece of art, music or anything else morbid or horror themed, that you want reviewed?

Write me: doctor@them-horror.de