by: Wednesday 13
10.08.2012 | Selected by Player 4
Ok, so this one is a little out of the realm of what I usually listen to, but at the same time it isn't. I heard Wednesday 13 a while ago, but just kinda blew him off. Well, one day I heard the song “I Walked With A Zombie” and couldn't get it out of my head (the song is on this album). This isn't the group’s newest album, but I picked it because of that 'Zombie' song.
Just a little background, this is Wednesday 13's solo project. His other band is called the Murderdolls. I almost picked their latest album instead of this (again, Zombie song). The best I can describe their sound is that its pretty much Glam mixed with Horror Punk (think Mötley Crüe meets Marilyn Manson with some Misfits mixed in). The songs are all pretty much about Horror movies, spooky stuff, etc. and the lyrics are all kinda cheesy. But this guy can write some hooks, I'll give him that. Anyway, with Halloween coming up this month, I wanted to pick something fun and think Wednesday 13 will fit that.
I have mixed feelings about this album. Overall, it’s a great sound. It’s like “classic” Metal – guitar driven, stressed vocals, and the constant, and fast steady drumming. However, the lyrics are often laughable. So 8 for sound, but 4 for content.
This was a pretty good shot of catchy glam rock, and very apropos to the season. Many tracks had me rocking out along with it, though just as many were too cheesy lyrically (or had too many voice overdubs so as to sound really unrealistic to me - I hate hearing the same voice do multiple parts at once). While it starts out pretty fun it really slows down at the end. Where it should go out in a flurry, it fizzles out.
The vocals bring me back to old school Megadeth immediately. Oh Dave, why did you get so crazy???
This is a fun album in a genre I don't explore much these days. As metal as the album seems however, it's also got a punk feel to it. I think if you the singer sounded more like Johnny Rotten it would feel like a lost Sex Pistols album if they collaborated with Marilyn Manson. Player 4 called that one correctly. I also hear a bit of Rob Zombie's brother's band Powerman 5000.
I will probably crank this bitch up on Halloween for good measure…I think it will safely scare the trick or treaters away without getting me arrested. =) Nice pick.
This album was just what I needed. It's a lot of fun, flows well and doesn't take itself to seriously. The first half of this album is pretty awesome. Every song has a hook that gets stuck in your head. The second half, or the B-side, is typical of any album. It’s till pretty good, but not as good as the A-side. Though I will say that the song The Ghost of Vincent Price is pretty catchy. On another note, some of the songs are really, really cheesy. Like, Elect Death for President; I have to believe that this is a total joke song. Besides the song I Walked With A Zombie, I'd have to say Haunt Me might be my favorite. I'm curious to check out Wednesday 13's new album, which comes out very soon. I'm also glad to report that he has grown his eyebrows back and ditched the Marilyn Manson look, haha. Anyway, I think this is a solid album and a good introduction into Wednesday 13 or the Murderdolls. Fun album all around!
It's a good-but-not-great horror-metal album. I actually like Wednesday's voice, but some of the lyrics are pretty cheesy – which I guess is intentional given the musician's penchant for schlock horror films and the comically macabre. After yet another dumb intro, the record starts of strong with 3 great tracks, in particular "I Walked With A Zombie" and "Bad Things," but as the album progresses, I feel less and less connected, until by the plodding title track, I'm getting the feeling that the best material has passed, and wonder if this would have been better as an EP than a full 15-track disc. But then I was won back by the more punk sounding tunes that followed, "I Want You ... Dead" and "Buried By Christmas." I also didn't realize until I looked this up that Transylvania 90210 came out in 2005 and is almost all the work of Wednesday 13, who is a person, not a band. Those two facts definitely color my opinion, as looking back in time, this seems to be ahead of the curve a little bit, and pretty impressive for what is entirely a solo effort. Great for the season, I'll be adding a few tracks from this to my Halloween mix this year.
Only hearing the album twice it’s a little difficult to review and I am not familiar with Wednesday 13. The album to me is straight heavy metal horror punk rock music.
The album was entertaining and the lyrics seemed to not take themselves too seriously. “Bad Things” is by far my favorite song on the album. The band sounded tight and fun for background work music.