Thursday, September 5, 2013
Welcome to the Horror Show (Halloween Haunt Album Review)
This is the artist's tribute to classic horror music and horror haunts, and in that he is successful. Each song is recognizable as a piece of horror art, and each song pays respect to a film or style of music making featured on old time Halloween sound effects CD's.
As a whole the album finds some fairly common themes. Looking across the spectrum of titles, Haynes touches on all the major food groups from zombies to ghosts and back again. My personal favorite song on the album is the kitchy, novelty electronica called Zombie. This piece has fun with the listener and doesn't take itself too seriously. 31-13 also got me good. It's more upbeat and downright strange.
Go check out Sam Haynes album HERE, and see if it's your thing. The bandcamp link is HERE. Maybe you've just found the thing to scare the trick or treaters away before you have to give them candy so you can sit on your couch with a handful of bra and sugar bottle caps. Isn't that album cover fantastic?
Happy Haunting Super Creepers!
From the bowels and brains of American International to the rib cage and eye sockets of Amicus, Doc Terror will write your eyes shut from the prehistory to the post apocalypse of horror.Doc Terror is a contributor to The Liberal Dead and The Dead Air Podcast.