The Panic Beats is a weird and creepy—but also kind of neat—solo project by a guy who apparently loves the Ramones and horror movies. Musically, this sounds like punk circa the late ‘70s, with a strong nod to the aforementioned Ramones and lyrics inspired by horror movies, especially ones with serial killers. The music is pretty catchy, with some strong hooks, but those who aren’t into horror movies might not care for this because of the lyrics. Fans of ‘70s punk who also like horror movies should check this out.
–Paul J. Comeau (Night Fighter)