May 23, 2018

Some of the folks who ran the legendary, sadly defunct venue VLHS are in Horror Squad, an absolutely fantastic pop punk band with a lead singer that has a truly distinct voice, kind of reminiscent of Jeff Ott’s, but with a bent all its own. Either he is able to sing a bunch of different styles, or some of the songs feature lead vocals from the peeps who sing backing vocals on the rest of the tracks. Either way, the vocals are at times harsh, at times light, but at all times awesome. Easily one of 2018’s best records so far, so don’t snooze on it. VLHS might be gone, but Horror Squad lives on! –Art Ettinger (Black Cats Record Klub, thehorrorsquad.bandcamp.com)