REVIEW! Wednesday 13 - Necrophaze

October 7, 2019

 

Graves, tombs, death and gloom, Wednesday 13 have brought us another album straight from the crypt. Two years after his last release ‘Condolences’ and true to form in the Horror Rock style that we have come to love and expect, this new album is full of death, decay, and foot stomping fun. As previously reported, its an album heavily influenced by the real life night terror occurrences of Wednesday himself, historical serial killers, 80's horror films. Not only that but its the first Wednesday 13 album to feature guest spots, which include performances by Alice Cooper, Roy Mayorga of Stone Sour, Alexi Laiho of Children Of Bodom, and Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil

 

Necrophaze opens with the iconic and instantly recognisable Alice Cooper, setting the scene for us in this nightmarish story. The album titled track would not be out of place in any classic B-movie or soundtracked to Bruce Campbell’s TV show ‘Ash Vs the Evil Dead’.

 

 

 

With tracks like ‘Bring your own blood’ (drawing on a synth introduction with a ’80s horror movie theme) and ‘Bury the Hatchet’ bringing catchy hooks and bouncy, hellish fun, we can definitely see these being banging party tracks for Halloween this year.

 

Things slowdown in the middle for a chilling tale told by ANTiSEEN’s Jeff Clayton, a narrative track laying the groundwork for ‘The Hearse’ we have some sultry guitar riffs swiftly followed by some mighty double bass pedal skills by drummer Kyle Castronova.

 

All around this album is definitely superseding its gloomier predecessor. There are a few tracks like ‘Life will Kill us all’ featuring a mesmerizing guitar hook, that do leave us reminiscent of their early work, I think this will please old fans and new and is now available for your listening pleasure through Nuclear Blast Records

 

 

 

 

 

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