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Gein and the Grave Robbers - The Passion Of The Anti-Christdotdotdot
artworkGein and the Grave Robbers present 13 tales from your nightmares. Most are very similar, many non-melodic, yet there's something magnetic about looking in the face of darkness.
Picks: Invocation, The Hungry Grave, The Phantom Of Route 44, Black Sunday, Of Gods And Monsters, Brackish Soul, Nine Day Fall, The Creeping Unknown, House Of Skulls, Unhallowed, Severed, Gemini, Into The Abbey Of Thelema

Track by Track Review


Invocation dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

The anti-monks chant while an eerie progression develops. This is a short introductory track that's actually pretty cool.

The Hungry Grave dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

"The Hungry Grave" is a relentless ride down a dark street, with great drums and rumbling danger. The riff creates nervousness while you wade through the dank and dangerous swamp of your nightmares.

The Phantom Of Route 44 dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

Somewhere along a deserted highway, the Spectre spreads nails for your tires to impale themselves upon. Angular and a little nervous, "The Phantom Of Route 44" is dark and moody, as well as relentless.

Black Sunday dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

The darkness of the melody is at odds with the stop-start arrangement. "Black Sunday" is intense, but not engaging.

Of Gods And Monsters dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

A rockabilly beat drives a rockabilly styled melody destined for a grave yard. The rhythm guitar cool, and the melody line dark. "Of Gods And Monsters"doesn't let you rest.

Brackish Soul dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

"Brackish Soul" is just that, a brackish song of relentless angularity and stilted melody. Dark and pumpin'.

Nine Day Fall dotdotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

"Nine Day Fall" has a lot in common with Armageddon's "Buzzard," though it's less intense. The dark side reigns as the song progresses. The drums are very nice, and the chords in the break are fine!

The Creeping Unknown dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

This is a quirky monster show instro with an almost catchy melody. More poppy than others here in some ways, but mostly dark and chunky.

House Of Skulls dotdotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

Big drama, angular dissonance, and some spunky-cool guitar lines. "House Of Skulls" comes on slowly, but captures your imagination's darker corners. Lots of danger and anger lurking in the recesses of this song.

Unhallowed dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

Starting out like a cheap tinny radio, "Unhallowed" pumps up to become a chunky song with a dark heart and relentless soul.

Severed dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

"Severed" has a circular melody line that's very dark. In many ways, the moodiness of the bass seems to hold it together. The melody is repetitious, and the energy dark.

Gemini dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

A chorus chants while the guitar sets up a mood. Then, the song romps into a fast-ish escapade through a dark dungeon.

Into The Abbey Of Thelema dotdotdot
Graveyard Surfabilly (Instrumental)

Exotic semi-sitar sounding guitar haunts the opener, but once the song ensues, it's not unlike the others here. The melody is relentless and beat frantic.