The black and white photo of a skintight jeaned leg/boot firmly standing on a chain link with a razor blade conveniently lying nearby instantly brought on fantasies of a hardcore punk band melding oi with cold wave post punk. Such was not the case. Freak Vibe’s tunes owe much more to the goth-punk stylings of early Birthday Party or even the Cramps’ reckless attitude sans the rockabilly. Captivating and brilliant musicianship performed with unchained ferocity and fronted by a howling, menacing figure. Papa bear like. Send more.