CRAWLING OUT OF THEIR CRYPTS, ITALIAN HORROR ENTHUSIASTS ‘SUPERHORROR’ HAVE RESURRECTED THEMSELVES TO DELIVER US DIRECTLY TO EVIL, IN THE FORM OF THEIR LATEST ALBUM ‘ITALIANS DIE BETTER’.
Aptly named, the Italian undead five piece have spent the last 15 years dipping in and out of this world under various names, playing various shows, before unleashing hell on earth, dressed in fishnet and face paint – reborn and repulsive SUPERHORROR.
A far cry from which catchy rock track number two suggests, they are far from an ‘Average Horror Band’ – a unique sound that would please a range of crowds. ‘Italians Die Better,’ ‘Sultans Of Sin’ and ‘Six Feet Above Ground’ could get any morgue moshing with gravelly vocals and heavy rock riffs, it’s the perfect mix of horror punk and dirty, sleazy rock’n’roll. Sure to please fans of Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space, Crimson Ghost and surprisingly, Sister, Confess and dare I say…Crashdiet? If sleaze metal was dead, voodoo’d back to life, brutally maimed and stuck on display (make up and all) we might have an idea of what to expect from Superhorror! The album is so unpredictable and twists in all directions.
It’s pretty clear they have their rotten tongues wedged in their cheeks throughout, and it wouldn’t be horror punk-esque without a cheesy cover. ‘Happy Dead’ is a hilarious, clever little spin on traditional sitcom theme song ‘Happy Days’ and is sure to win the psychobilly crowd over.
‘Die As You Are’ stands out from the other tracks, with a soft and slow almost grungy 90s vibe (sacrilege, I know!) synthy and smokey build up to a hard rockin’ vintage metal song with all the guts and gore in the lyrics you’d long for.
Tracks such as ‘Goat’, ‘L2D’ and ‘Haitian Rhapsody’ feature some grisly, gruesome lyrics with gang vocals, heavy thumping bass and guitar solos fast enough to wake the dead. The catchy riffs make this a total party album where everyday is halloween, and bones will definitely rattle.
True to their heritage, tracks ‘Graveyard Dolce Vita’ and ‘Pensiero Violento’ are predominantly Italian and every bit as banging as the others. Leaning slightly more towards the horror punk sound, heavy, hard and bloody horrible. Exactly what we want!
For something ghoulish to make your spine tingle and your shoes shuffle, get a load of ‘Italian’s Die Better’ available on digital download now!