Review Summary: Good, cheap, disposable fun.
Joey Jordison. Drummer for Slipknot and his new project Scar The Martyr. He's made his fair share of good albums and his band Murderdolls divided opinion in the metal community. Some people took it too seriously and others took it for what it was. So with Halloween approaching, it's an album I should definitely review.
The vocals aren't good, but when are horror punk lyrics ever good? But the songs are catchy as hell. Listen to 'Summertime Suicide' and try to get it out of your head. This is very similar to their first album in the sense that it's silly, pays many homages to horror films and is just plain fun. Wednesday 13's vocals have greatly improved and at times, it felt like he had taken tips from Rob Zombie but if you're someone who enjoys a politically correct album this definitely isn't for you. Songs about suicide and murder are all over this album and it really adds to the gore factor because after all, it's HORROR punk. Wednesday 13 gleefully shouts the F word left right and center and it can be a bit annoying at times, but it just enhances the "Everything's not ok and you're all gonna die" mentality.
The standout tracks are the lead single 'My Dark Place Alone', the entertaining 'Summertime Suicide' and the cliche ridden 'Chapel Of Blood' which has possibly one of the cheesiest lines ever heard in a song. "Now don't, be afraid, as I mutilate you with this blade." It may not sound campy but listen to it and you'll know what I mean. There isn't a song that you'd really want to skip, as you'd wonder if you had just missed out. The instrumentation is pretty good too, with Joey's guitar and drum work as good as it always is.
So if you like your music sleazy, cheesy and gruesome I highly recommend this album. Just don't take it too seriously. Like this review.