Thursday, 18 February 2016

Hordes of the apocalypse – By sword, by pick, by axe, bye bye


Hordes of the apocalypse – By sword, by pick, by axe, bye bye

From the very first moment of the first song I'm thrown back into the 70's and 80's with their silly, yet gruseome style of horror and frankly excellent guitar riffs. There is an ongoing theme of old fashioned, Voodoo type zombies and dark, immersive settings, and the artwork is beautifully grotesque.

If there's one thing I would like to criticize it's their English. They use a nice, large vocabulary, but at times they could work a little on the grammar. It's understandable to use a bit of artistic license when writing lyrics, but none of the grammatical errors here seem intentional. There is however no doubt they can improve on it with a bit of effort.
Over all it's a nice homage to the old horror movies, and a time when rock music and metal was at it's finest. Rough, with a lot of ambition, it is often the simple things that are the most efficient. This band does a good job of entertaining the listener and of painting a picture with their music.
I'll give it a 8 out of 10 for its strong sense of nostalgia and for its colourful and strikingly dramatic artwork, but next time, do a triple spellcheck because the slightest error can risk taking away from the immersion.

Rebecca Rose

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