Saturday, March 27, 2010

Calabrese: They Call Us Death

This is what I've been waiting for for a long time...a new Calabrese album! These guys are the Kings of horror-punk. Second only to The Misfits. I picked this one up yesterday and I've been hooked.

"They Call Us Death" is a very strong release from Calabrese. It heads in a darker direction that their previous efforts. The feel is not quite the same as the sometimes mindless, catchy, cartoonish evil of their previous efforts. This album delves into a bit deeper and darker direction. Don't get me wrong, this record is full of face-melting speed and hooks that will remain in your head forever. There is something darker and more macabre amiss here, an overall theme of death. The guitar work and chords are more complex and rich. The pace is unrelenting, and the hellish energy level never lets up. The sound of this album is a more of a deep, blood red crimson than the usual run of the mill black. I would compare it to The Misfits "Earth AD" in a way. Brutal, yet the hooks are still there. It is not necessarily as fast, but the feel reminds me of that album. The choruses are super catchy, top notch, and never let up. Another killer record from Calabrese. Pick it up right away, it will rip the flesh from your bones.

Here's the first track.

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