Band: The Astro Zombies
Album: The Astro Zombies
Review done by: Simon Graverobber
This album starts out with not one, not two, but three (no that's not a typo Three!!) instrumentals. A little much you would think but they actually pull it off fairly well. The best of the three being the rockin' "Stomping Dead Man". This band has always struck me as a VERY Meteors influenced band and that shines through on this as well as their other recordings (P.Paul Fenech actually recording their first album at his famous In Heaven recording studio). Those familier with that first album will see the band simply going a bit further with the same kind of sound, although this album seems to be recorded so it comes across as a bit smoother and less harsh. Still distorted and fast, just not as crunchy and in your face (maybe that's a bad thing though). I was introduced to this band through the first volume of Crazy Love Records "It Came from Hell" compilation, and the song from that comp "RIP" is on this album in a different version. I don't know if it's because I'm so used to the other version but I don't think it's as good. Some highlights for this album include "Lil Henry", "RIP" (despite the version change it's still a great song),"Leather and Pain" (gotta love the female guest vocals), and "Cape Fear". All in all a good album for previous fans to pick up but personally I would recommend their first album (self titled) to introduce yourself to their sound. Fans of the Meteors who are looking for similar stuff should also check this out.