"Zombie Takeover" (Self-released; 2011)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Based on their artwork, you might think Zombie Takeover is some crazy punk band, a horror punk band or a death metal band. But that's not the case. This may be one of those bands that does themselves a disservice with that crazy name.

Instead of the extreme music or horror punk the artwork might indicate, the music here is solid hard rock with vocals that are reminiscent of Alice Cooper at times. The songs are well-written and melodic and the musicianship is solid, if not spectacular. It's not punk, it's not death metal, it's just really good rock'n'roll.

Overall, I like the CD a lot. A surprisingly solid hard rock album from a band that might give you the impression they’re working in another genre entirely.

Strangely enough, the artwork for this CD has gone missing and a Google search turns up only one band on Facebook, who have changed their name from Zombie Takeover to Sacrifice This Oath. Same band? Hell, I don't know. The artwork there looks slightly familiar. When I find out more, you'll be the first to know.

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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