CHESTY MALONE AND THE SLICE ‘EM UPS: We’re Still Dead!: LP

Kinda metal-laced horror punk stuff. Even at fifteen years old, I probably wouldn’t have dug songs like “Show ‘Em the Snake” or “Gorilla Girl from Outer Space,” but then again I unflinchingly loved both Gwar and the Accused back then, so who knows. Anyway, an LP’s worth of silly, quasi-questionable songs about monsters and madhouses and robbing old ladies, all with an unabashed metallic thread running throughout that doesn’t quite hit me in the feels or the fun-zone a few decades later. The band logo incorporates a zombie woman with huuuuuge breasts and a pair of butcher knives, and that’s pretty indicative of the album as a whole. Lead singer’s moniker is Jaqueline Blownaparte, which is maybe one of the best punk names ever, but all in all, I gotta give this one a pass. –Keith Rosson (Wrecked)