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Wednesday 13 – ‘Necrophaze – The Antidote’ EP

Publisher
Nuclear Blast Records
FFO
Misfits, Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13, Murderdolls, Alice Cooper
Release Date
April 16, 2021
Publisher
Nuclear Blast Records
Genre
Horror Punk

Wednesday 13 have been kicking the horror punk vibe for nearly 20 years now and are one of the most easily accessible and well-liked band from within the genre through a steady stream of enjoyable, well-received albums. On the back of their 2019 album ‘Necrophaze’ album, Wednesday 13 are back with a follow up EP ‘Necrophaze – The Antidote’.

                When it comes to kicking your ass with horror punk, not many bands do it better than Wednesday 13 and this can be seen during ‘…The Antidote’, clocking in with only four tracks, this is the perfect length for an EP; ‘Your Mother Still Sucks Cocks in Hell’ and ‘Screwdriver 2 – The Return’ are typically Wednesday 13, tongue in cheek and massively catchy with some amusing lyrics and foot tapping punk vibes. It is hard to not sing-a-long to these tracks and the line “can suck a basket ball through a garden hose” may be the best innuendo line that Steel Panther never used whilst ‘Screwdriver 2 – The Return’ can easily go toe-to-toe with anything the likes of Misfits have done and come out on top. Furthermore, this EP is backed by two covers, one INXS cover of ‘Devil Inside’ and ‘Films’ by Gary Numan; the former is given a whole new lease of life and takes a much darker twist than the INXS’ stadium pop/rock anthem whilst ‘Films’ has all the touches of Alice Cooper covering Gary Numan with Fear Factory playing the instruments as Wednesday 13 delivers his best Cooper imitation all served up with a guest appearance from the king of vaudeville horror’s daughter, Calico Cooper.

                ‘…The Antidote’ is a really decent EP, it gets in and out and does the job nicely, nothing unexpected and nothing that turns the nose up, just decent horror punk done correctly.

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