What did the Reverend Horton Heat ever do to deserve this sort of disrespect? According to their press release, The Slanderin “bitch slap” the good Rev and send him into the kitchen to make them cheese hot pockets! Whoa! What the fuck is this? A punkabilly throwdown? C’mon fellas, lighten up. Doncha remember Biggie and Tupac? That shit just ain’t right. And for all the bravado, it’s hard to imagine these guys sounding like they do without the manic Gretsch pickin’ of the patron saint of punkabilly. ‘Nuff said. The Slanderin most definitely have the chops to back up their boasts which they wrap tightly around a non-stop horror show of dead men, werewolves, and zombies from another planet. Truth be told, this is among the best shockabilly, psychobilly, goreabilly or whatever the fuck the kids are calling it these days. Definitely on par with Tiger Army or the Nekromantix. Watch for them to play the opening slot when the Meteors tour later this year!
–eric (Split 7)