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Horror of '59

Horror of '59 (Shark Attack/My Mind's Eye)



Horror of '59's second album sounds like circa-'78 Ozzy Osbourne fronting the new Misfits. The record is full of punky garage rock, with obligatory buzz-saw guitars, five-second hand-of-glory solos, and whoa-oh refrains. With all respect to the genre, horrorcore is like canned chicken soup: It's hard to fuck up or make special. Producer Jeff Shirilla produces and adds death-metal backing vocals to "Blood Zombie 2007," while wife Barb lays down some breathless-babe backup vox to "Black Wedding." The stew's not thick, but it's hot — and tasty, if you can look past the floating eyeballs.

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