Title - 'In The Dead Of Night'
Artist - Dahmers
For those not in the know, The Dahmers (not to be confused with Dahmedrs, who were a grindcore band formed in Quebec City, Canada in 1995) are actually a Garage rock band formed in 2011 in the quiet town of Bromölla, Sweden.
As dusk settles in and night time approaches, The Dahmers rise from their coffins once more to bring forth their brand new album, In The Dead Of Night via Lovely Records.
Like bloodthirsty creatures of rock 'n' roll they will burst out into the moonlight leaving solitude behind on a rampage for terror. These Halloween-perfect 13 nerve breaking, gut wrenching songs are all dedicated to the darkest of hours that will cut you down ruthlessly.
A mutation of garage punk, energetic rock and '60s pop makes In The Dead Of Night a Frankenstein's monster of music, of that have no doubt. We begin with the sounds of an old VHS tape being loaded into a VCR, then the sounds of an old school '80s horror movie opening are upon us in 'Dawn'. The tape is slightly warped from prior usage, but seems to flow more freely as the track crawls forth.
The whole vibe is then cranked up via some pulse pounding garage rock in 'Cut Me Down', before the '60s pop sound of 'It's Too Late', the garage guitar work of 'Ratboy', and then the flat out screamfest 'The Night Has Just Begun' and the melodic 'I Wake Up Dead.'
"I don't belong in the world. That's what it is. Something separates me from other people. They're everywhere" is softly spoken by actress Candace Hilligoss (taken from 'Carnival of Souls', a 1962 American independent horror film), before the tempo is cranked up into 'To The Night', and that's followed by the fuzzy guitar blend of 'Beyond The Grave' and the dark rainy night vibe of 'Beyond The Grave.'
The frenetic, yet strangely still composed 'Deep Red' is one of my own personal favorites on this really quite brilliant new album from The Dahmers, and that's backed by two power pop cuts: 'Deep Red' and 'Bloodsucker.' The album then comes to a close with the creaking door and female screaming intro to 'Nightcrawler', and then the old school end credit VHS sounds of 'Dawn.'
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