Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Other-The Devils You Know

Steamhammer / SPV

The Other is a German act that was founded in 2002. It makes perfect sense that they started out as a Misfits cover band as this album reeks of Glenn Danzig and company. Well, not really. But, even if these guys are considered to be the best of the best when it comes to horror-rock in Europe their sound is still rather formula in nature. Looking online this seems to be the band's fifth release so maybe they have grown. Let's look at the positive things though. The music (even if derivative in a Misfits kind of way) is upbeat and well-played. It comes across as alternative horror-punk with somewhat of a...I don't quite know. I want to say AFI or something but my knowledge of that sort of music has faded with time (and way too many nights of listening to extreme black metal for review purposes). So, horror-punk meets alternative rock/metal with a ever so slight pop edge. Sound like your cup of tea?

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