DEMONI: Surf City of the Dead: CD

Sep 19, 2013

This horror surf is well played but not particularly horrific. I think if I were to listen to this strictly as surf music, I’d be more excited about it, but that’s not possible, because they really brand themselves as a horror surf band and set the expectation that the horror genre really feeds into what they do. However, aside from naming songs after horror movies, they really fall short on the scary side. For example, the first song is entitled “Session 9,” presumably after the dark, relatively subtle modern horror flick. The song is all rollicking and bright and I don’t see the connection at all. To be fair, I’m more of a horror fan than a surf fan, and I wouldn’t be surprised if those whose taste is tipped in the other direction loved this.

 –mp (1332)