Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Gein and the Graverobbers - Humanoids From The Deep
|From metro Acton Mass comes a new bunch of horror mongers with a hunger for surf and tomb stones. They blend the black and white B movie drive in horror ethic with the reverb and drive of surf. This 5 song CD-R is a demo of a single due out soon. It sounds like it was recorded in a rehearsal space, but below the murk lies some really good surf displaying solid writing and arranging.|
Picks: Spectre Stomp, Hot Rod Horror, Creepshow, Changeling Nursery, Ghoulardi A-Go-Go
Track by Track Review
A cute little vocal intro precedes this rippin' reverb tune. The melody riff is mighty infectious. No doubt that there are spooks in the amps either. Monsterisms permeate the middle of the track, and the dwell is set at eleven. Darn cool.
Horror Surf (Instrumental)
"Hot Rod Horror" is based on a driving riff, powered by a big bore V-8. Lots of energy and obvious fun, with dangerous hot rod sounds towards the end.
This is a great shreddin' melodic surf rage... The grumble and the power drive "Creepshow" home. The guitar fills are inspired, and the bass is downright ugly.
Sparkling vibrato notes open this menacing track. Lots of drive and mean intonation. There's danger all around, and a very infectious arrangement, full of drama and building power. Excellent track.
Frat Surf Au Go-Go (Instrumental)
Frat Surf Au Go-Go tweakiness and frantic urgency, like a party in search of a sorority. More chunk and energy than song.