Music Review: GRAVE ROBBER – Escaping The Grave

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Escaping The Grave
Rottweiler Records
2018

It’s been seven years since the last full-length album was released by horror punk stalwarts Grave Robber. Between then and now, the unit has went through enough setbacks and hurdles that would cause a lesser group to call it quits a long time ago. For a bit, it almost looked like we may have seen the last of our favorite undead agents of the Reanimator. But, you can’t keep a good zombie down, and now we have a new full-length release from Grave Robber, Escaping The Grave.

On Escaping The Grave, we’re given a collection of vintage raw melodic horror punk. After beginning with the classic horror movie soundtrack-sounding intro “Burial Ground”, the album then rips into the short but sweet “Into The Pit”, a very heavy, very furious punk rawk track that gives us a mere taste of what to expect with the rest of the album. Namely, some nice guitar-driven, riff-heavy and raw hooks, with some melodic sing-along touches and just a touch of the ol’ psychobilly. Songs like “The Evil Dead”, “Zombiland”, “The Beast Within”, “Lips Of Blood”, “The Conjuring”, “The Swarm” and “The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave” carry you along and makes you want to raise a fist and scream along with the choruses; “Jet Black Tears” has a good drum intro, rips right into a furious riff for the chorus, and then settles back to the spooky atmospheric drum rhythm for the verses, something different and good, while the last proper song, the title track “Escaping The Grave” ends it with a heavy and slightly upbeat tune. The last track, though, is the bonus Mad Monster Mix of one of my favorite songs off of You’re All Gonna Die, “Curse Of The Werewolf”. This is an electronic style, almost like one of those chiptune songs that’s popular in nerdcore culture. I didn’t really like this one at first, but upon further listens, it’s kind of growing on me. Much like extraterrestrial fungus.

Overall, Escaping The Grave is another solid, fun horror punk album from Grave Robber that I couldn’t wait to listen to obsessively. Here’s hoping things will look up for the band, and we’ll get more releases. Recommended.

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NECRO SHOCK RADIO – May 6, 2017

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MAY 6, 2017

Finally, after taking two weeks off to deal with a massive sinus cold infection, Uncle NecRo is back to continue the weekly dispelling of the Brutal Music Therapy we all crave…

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NECRO SHOCK RADIO – Session 3.11

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It’s time again for some more Brutal Music Therapy! And this time out, Uncle NecRo is feeling a bit nostalgic for some of the stuff he used to listen to back when he was but a young man himself. And he’s now sharing the pain with you all!

Featuring cuts from these albums:

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Music Review: The HUNTINGTONS – High School Rock

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The HUNTINGTONS
High School Rock
Tooth & Nail
1998

I’ll give The Huntingtons credit- they’re consistent. I don’t know if High School Rock was their first on Tooth & Nail or not. All I know is, more of the Ramones sound with some pop punk leanings. Personally, it gets old after a while, so I’ll listen to it in spurts, then change over to a different style…but that’s just me…

Music Review: The HUNTINGTONS – Plastic Surgery

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The HUNTINGTONS
Plastic Surgery
Tooth & Nail
2000

Melodic punk. Not exactly my cup of tea, but something I listen to now and then. Like most punk, I’d have to be in a certain mood to listen to this, and as The Huntingtons are more geared toward ripping off The Ramones than ripping off Green Day, this disc is much more tolerable than most Christian punk out there…

NECRO SHOCK RADIO – “On The Cover”

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“On The Cover” Special!

…in this special Therapy Session, Uncle NecRo goes a bit batty and plays a bunch of covers by a bunch of bands! Wackiness doth ensue!

featuring: Crimson Thorn, Deliverance, DigHayZoose, Frost Like Ashes, Galactic Cowboys, Mordecai, One Bad Pig, Place Of Skulls, Step Cousin, Stryper, Tourniquet, and Ultimatum…

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