HORROR OF ‘59: The Golden Age of Sin: CD

Kitchen sink bands can (and usually do) really suck, but this mix of punk, metal, and rockabilly is surprisingly listenable. The vocals feature a snarl that gets a little old on some of the songs, but this horror punk outfit from Cleveland is surprisingly fun given its hodgepodge of musical stylings. The lyrics are good cheesy fun, celebrating all things horror. There are some great sing-a-long choruses to go around, too. All in all, this CD doesn’t live up to its beautiful monster art packaging, but it has its moments.

 –Art Ettinger (Shark Attack, www.sharkattackrecords.com)