Release Date: March 13, 2020
- Northern Colorado
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
- Band Members
- Evan – guitar and vox
- Chris – drums
- Corben – guitar
- Previous members:
- Steven – drums (2016-2017)
- Austin – bass (2017-2019)
Favorite Tracks: Siren Song, Poison Oak, The Spider
Sounds Like: The Lillingtons, Blitzkid, Tiger Army, Nick 13, Hotel Murder, The Followups, Livermores, and Alkaline Trio
Northern Colorado Horror punks, The Midnight Horrors are set to release their debut EP, “Guitars, Grease, And Shallow Graves” on March 13, 2020. Let’s face a true hard fact. Here in Colorado. We don’t really have a huge horror scene. Sure we have some great bands like The Dead End, but aside from them we really don’t have many. So I must admit I’m excited to see horror punk being represented more.
So let’s check out, “Guitars, Grease, And Shallow Graves”. The first track is, “Siren Song”. This track is strong on drums and power chords. Evans vocals provide and dark and dangerous backdrop to haunt the track even more. The chorus will be stuck in your head. The second track is, “The Unholy”. This track is heavy on bass with perfectly placed, “Whoas”. The 1950’s theme is awesome.
“Poison Oak” is the next track up. The progression is much faster. The pop punk sound is much more evident. This song is dedicated to all those zombie exs that never seem to go away.
“We are no good, It’s plain to see, You’re poison oak, And it’s killing me”
The following track is “21st Century Frankenstein”. The sound of a slapping bass is amazing; although I’m not sure an upright is used. This song is a bit slow and more on the rockabilly side. The story line is beautiful, dreamlike, and deeply haunting. Next up is my favorite track, “The Spider”. This track is much harder in comparison to the other tracks on the EP. The lyrics are thought provoking while remaining dark and spooky. I LOVE this track!
Picture by @tiertwolive
Overall, The Midnight Horrors, “Guitars, Grease, And Shallow Graves” is a 5 track treat providing an amazing mix horror punk, pop, and rockabilly. Their ability to swing over into different genres, without sounding generic is fantastic. Personally I am very excited to see what’s in store for the Midnight Horrors. I’m definitely nominating this track for EP of 2020! So prepare that download button on 3/20/2020 and buy it here, https://themidnighthorrors.bandcamp.com/
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1. Siren Song
2. The Unholy
3. Poison Oak
4. 21st Century Frankenstein
5. The Spider