Jamey Rottencorpse And The Rising Dead
Rise Of The Dead
Review by: Josh Haney
Germany's Jamie Rottencorpse and the Rising Dead are fairly new to the world of horrorpunk, but have already garnered some mighty big accolades by fans and reviewers alike. Their demo ripped through the scene like a virus, bringing in newly dead by the hearsefull, inclusions on a few compilations fueled this, and their performances are supposed to be orgies of gorecaked goodness. Rise Of The Dead, the band's debut release, sees them attempting to bring more of the recently deceased into the fold and doing one hell of a job.
This blistering set of 14 tracks, contains songs from the original demo (re-recorded especially for the album), as well as new pieces cut together between skits and samples that make Rise Of The Dead flow like blood. The title track (which also has a killer video) and Dance Til You Die immediately spring to mind as far as great tunes, but I must admit a fondness for Somewhere Under The Graveyard, a darkly demented cover of the old Judy Garland classic.
The album is tight and well polished, with a clean sound that really shows off the talent of this group of ghouls. They refer to themselves as a modern horrorpunk band, and I would have to agree with this moniker, as that is the best description I have heard. Like the music the movie clips are crisp, no noisy static filled sections where you wonder what it is you are listening to. Awesome artwork by BB Bloodshed rounds out the package nicely.
If you haven't heard them yet, pick up the album and witness the Rise Of The Dead yourself.