I’m a sucker for songs inspired by cult films. When I looked at this record and saw a tune entitled “They Call Her One Eye,” I was instantly psyched. Phantom Scars deliver an appropriately sleazy tribute to the Swedish revenge flick notorious for an eyeball-stabbing scene that was filmed using an actual corpse. That song alone wins a ringing endorsement from me, but it doesn’t hurt that there are three more equally gritty stompers rounding out this dirty piece of vinyl.
–Adrian Chi (Manglor, manglorrecords.com)