"To the Monsters" (Self-released; 2019)

Reviewed by Snidermann

The Spider Hole's new release, "To the Monsters," is high quality music and it reminds of music that should be played at all hallows eve. It's dark rockabilliy with edge, with loads of intensity and character. The vocals are rough, and the lyrics leave no question of what he is singing about. You can hear and feel each syllable. These guys remind me a lot of local rockers Hard 6 with maybe some Danzig mixed in.

Holy crap! Who the hell are these guys? I was major impressed with the strong rock beat and the superb storytelling. This is some fun stuff, full of dark and spooky atmosphere that's not too deep. Music and story-telling are, at their core, the very same thing and "To the Monsters" is just such a recording.

I have to admit that sometimes I did not dig the lead vocals. They are sometimes a little too rough and almost cartoonish. But they change often throughout the recording and, I also have to admit, they began to grow on me. And they certainly fit the Halloweenish sound of the band.

It may have taken me more than one listen but, eventually, this album grew on me and I begain to see the entire picture ... and I liked what I heard. For a taste of what this band and album are all about, just take a gander at the track listing:
Werewolf Biker Bastard

Still Draw Breath
The Skeleton Wedding
Hungover at the Eel God Festival
Rock, Your Body
The Goat Witch of Cornman Road
Devil by a Nail
The Leviathan Stomp
The People Who Come Out Of The Ceiling
Night of the Nighty-Night Slasher

Yeah, it's like that. What a great ride!

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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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