I am a bit new to Wednesday 13’s work. I have always been a huge fan of horror movies,and hard rock/metal music. When a artist mix the two I jump all over it. Bands like the Alice Cooper, Misfits, Samhain, Danzig, Rob Zombie, and Balzac are all faves of mine.
When I found out about Wednesday 13 I just picked up the album cold without even listening to it first. That was a risk well taken. A day later I picked up the Murderdolls. There is nothing deep about Wednesday’s lyrics except maybe the deeply buried corpses he sings about. When I want deep lyrics I listen to other bands, but when I want music about death, dying, monsters, Vampires, zombies, Vincent Price and halloween this album is a great choice. Plus it just rocks out hard.
One reviewer said holloween is everyday at their house and Wednesday 13 is great for that. Well Wednesday 13 certianly delivers. Musically this album has a great hard rock punk style which fits the subject matter perfectly. I can hear influences such as Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, and maybe a little Misfits. Nothing more to say other than it just plainly rips like leatherface’s chainsaw. Also Wednesday’s image seems to be cross between Marylin Manson and David Bowie Ziggy Stardust.
Wednesday 13 isn’t adding anything extremely new to the world of hardrock/metal but he’s keeping the horror rock thing alive which is great. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. In the words of George Romero “Stay scared!”