Review: Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians – “Casket Spray”

a2555481194_2 Artist: Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians
 Album: Casket Spray
 Format: Digital/CD
 Label: Black Flame Records

Track Listing

1. Intro: A Return to Necrosis
2. 1428
3. Midian
4. The Marsten House
5. Halloween ’63
6. The Ossuary

 

You looking for that new horror-punk band that you just quite seem to find?  Well look no further fella, ya found ’em!  Out of the ashes of Salt Lake City rise Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians, a band that will soon put a huge dot on the map and is making their presence known with their awesome debut release, “Casket Spray”.  A band created after Shadow’s departure from the band DieMonsterDie, and a progression from his first solo release, “Tales From the Black Lodge’.  This is a band I highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already.

Being the huge punk rock nerd that I am and having horror-punk holding most of my attention of all the sub-genres within punk I am constantly searching for new music and bands.  Casket Spray was a album I had had of off and on again and when Shadow sent me the album for a review I was blown away.  It truly was a breath of delicious and horrifically good air.  Some amazing and straight to the point horror-punk!  Six songs on one EP, which we all know is always special, every song has your fingers glued to that repeat button.

This as I previously stated is an album I strongly recommend picking up to any punk rock fan, especially if you’re looking for some good horror-punk.  The recording is on point and Shadow having a band with him as opposed to being alone adds that power I have always wanted to hear.  These are all songs that are great tracks and I’m not just saying that for kicks.  These songs have all been extremely well written and make this an album that I wouldn’t write off as just another generic horror-punk album.  Songs like, “Halloween ’63”, “The Ossuary”, and “Midian” are proof of that.  If the chance arises and you find yourself in the position to attain this album.  Do it as it shouldn’t be hard for you seeing as you can find it on iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, Spotify and Amazon.

– Justin

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