HALLOMASS: self-titled: CD-EP

Taking into account the band name, the face paint, and a song title lifted from a horror novel, this screamed “Misfits clone,” but they weren’t, surprisingly. Their vaguely poppy garage demo of punk-cum-college sound falls flatter than one would hope, but they nevertheless get an A+ for not blindly worshipping at the altar of Danzig.

 –jimmy (OBZ)