"Apparitional" (People Like You; 2011)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Blitzkid does an admirable job of juxtaposing unavoidably contagious pop-punk with horror punk attributes on their latest offering, "Apparitional."

With obvious influence of bands like Misfits and AFI (“Moonlite Vein”) at the forefront of this veteran squad’s repertoire (“The Perfect Sleep”), Blitzkid’s rehashed style is durable and well-produced but worlds away from groundbreaking, sounding a little too much like the artists they aim to emulate at times.

Nonetheless, this unit provides a slightly nefarious nostalgia trip through 90s punk rock a la Alkaline Trio and Lagwagon (“The Bat Whispers”) that old school Warped Tour attendees should have no problem getting down with.

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"Let Flowers Die" (Self-produced; 2001)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

See if you can guess, solely from the song titles below, what band Blitzkid most closely resembles:
1. Nosferatu
2. Candy Man
3. Hellraiser
4. These Walls
5. The Pumpkinpatch Murders
6. Reanimated
7. The Fog
8. Dying Day
9. Among The Dead
10. Myers (October 31)
11. Motel Hell
12. Motorized Homicide

If you guessed The Beach Boys, you need to seek some psychiatric help immediately. If you said the Misfits, give yourself a diamondplate star.

Blitzkid's brand of horror punk is so raw, so pure and so rough that you can't help but like it the very first time you hear the CD. As mentioned above, the band really sounds a lot like the Misfits and that's a good thing since we don't get much from that band these days. There's nothing but scary monster vocals, driving chords and eerie atmosphere throughout.

As you may have guessed, the songs are all about various movie monsters, horror events and the like. It's great fun and "Let Flowers Die" is easy to listen to and loud enough to rock your world. 

Blitzkid are: T.B. Monstrosity - Vokills/Guitar; Argyle Goolsby - Vokills/Bass Guitar; Billy Bones - Drums.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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