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CD REVIEW: THE DAHMERS – In The Dead Of Night

CD REVIEW: THE DAHMERS – In The Dead Of Night
Lovely Records
April 2017
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
9/10

The Dahmers hail from Sweden, and are enthralled by the marriage of horror and hard rock – not in an evil, church burning, black metal kind of way, though. No, this foursome of skeleton-adorned-onesie-clad damage cases play bouncy glam punk songs with sugary melodies and high energy attitude that just happen to be about horror movie murders and slasher gore.

It’s a winning combination from the horror rockers, the lyrically themes so at odds with the upbeat music that it works in the creepiest possible way.

The “platter o’ splatter” (from their own press release, FYI) opens and closes with atmospheric little instrumentals Dusk and Dawn, which could have come straight off the soundtrack of any classic horror movie you could name.

There are elements of AC/DC and the comic horror schtick of Screaming Jay Hawkins to enjoy along the way, not to mention the OTT mayhem of Joey Jordison’s Murderdolls, but The Dahmers are their own band, and do what they do gloriously well.

Cut Me Down, The Night Has Just Begun, Beyond The Grave, Bloodsucker, Nightcrawler – the song titles alone are enough to evoke all the ‘80s cheesy horror imagery you need!

In The Dead Of Night is a great rock n’ roll album, with tongue firmly in cheek, and is bound to be an instant favourite with many.

CD REVIEW: THE DAHMERS – In The Dead Of Night

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