Cadaver Club “It’s Always The Quiet Ones”

Irish horror punks CADAVER CLUB are always ready for Halloween, and this time, they bring us 13 new songs. “Afraid Of Me”, “Penny Dreadful” and “Transylvania Twist” open this second album in a glam punk way, reminding a bit of the TRASH BRATS. Songs like “Southern Cemetary”, “Twilight of The Gods”, or “The Quiet Ones” (probably my favourite song on the album!) will have no problem to make ghoul crowds sing along and pogo, and if you need a pause, you’ll find a blues song (“Follow Me To Hell”), before jumping right into punk madness again with “The Coppercombe Witch.”
The man behind the drums(Draggle) is actually rock’n’roll/folk troubadour MATTY JAMES, showing us more of his musical talents on here, and when listening to”Murder of Crows”, you can only think that this song could also be played during his shows.
“It’s Always The Quiet Ones” shows us that horror punk is not only about the image, if you need the songs, and CADAVER CLUB have them.
Beware of the quiet ones, punk’s not dead, and funeral punk is alive!/Laurent C.
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Cadaver Club “A Fate Worse Than Life”

CadaverClubCoverHorror rock is quite a large category, but when you think about horror punk, it’s hard to avoid mentionning The MISFITS, and CADAVER CLUB know it well (“I’m Making a Monster, Baby”, “Do You Dig Graves?”…) Although they come from rainy England and describe their music as funeral punk (“The spectacle of ALICE COOPER with the energy of The RAMONES” in their own words), it’s hard not to think about Californian glam punk bands like the PEPPERMINT CREEPS for instance when listening to “Lunatic In Love”, “Dead Air”, “No End To Me” or “My First Hate”. The TRASH BRATS also come to mind at times ( “Vampires Ain’t What They Used To Be”, “Bat Among The Pigeons”.)
In 13 songs coming out in a cool spooky looking digipack, these Mancunian undertakers manage to get you hooked with werewolf anthems (“Lunatic In Love”) and death rockin’ party hits (“Where Dreams Go To Die”, “My Rictus Smile”.) Dressed up in Victorian clothes and corpse paint, they will also surprise you with 50s/60s touches here and there.
Don’t look further, this is THE Halloween 2013 record! As the GROOVIE GHOULIES used to sing, til’ death do us party!/Laurent C.