"Some Things are Better Left Undead" (Self-released; 2008)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

The B-Movie Monsters wear don't wear their influences on their sleeve, they wear them in big white letters on their sleeveless black t-shirts so that there's no question in the world where their sound came from. I'm being figurative here, folks, not literal. The B-Movie Monsters don't actually wear t-shirts with "The Misfits" emblazoned across them (at least as far as I know). Their sound, however, is so close to that of the Misfits that they might as well.

"Some Things are Better Left Undead" is a six-track E.P. featuring fast-paced punk songs with titles like "The Dead Walk," "Salem's Lot" and "Return of the Living Dead." Each song could have easily come off of a Misfits album but, hey, it's horror punk and that's what it's supposed to sound like. It's not a direct copy job, however. Sometimes, The B-Movie Monsters are a little more ferocious than the Misfits and that's when they're at their best.

So, if you're a horror punk fan like I am, and enjoy the drive of fast-paced guitar chords, droning Frankenstein vocals, and lyrics about things that go bump in the night, then the B-Movie Monsters are another solid act you can add to your collection.

For more information, check out http://www.myspace.com/thebmoviemonsters.

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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