Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Tales of Terror
Genres: Pop, Rock
Great modern horror punk
Oliver Sheppard | US | 05/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"45 Grave were a great L.A.-area death rock band fronted by Dinah Cancer. With punk roots stretching into the 1970's, 45 Grave were copied by many but equaled by none. Here, Cancer returns to her roots and fronts a new outift that matches 45 Grave's intensity, and actually even suprasses 45 Grave's original morbid imagery. Although another reviewer said this was "unoriginal and cheesy," this isn't nu-metal, it isn't Cradle of Filth-style [stuff], it isn't alt-rock, and it isn't pop-punk. In fact, you will actually find very, very few bands around today that wear their punk roots as proudly as this bunch do, ye who also play modern death rock. Highly recommended."
Penis Flytrap - Good clean fun!!!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being a huge fan of 45 Grave, I just had to get this! (because of Dinah Cancer)I was not disappointed at all. The only thing though is I wish this disk had more songs/time. Hope to see these fine folks come to my town to play. You can tell these kids grew up watching cheesy horror movies, as did I so I can relate and appreciate the tongue in cheek nature of this kind of music."
Penis Flytrap....that sounds dirty
Matt | Damnation | 07/19/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just bought this CD off of amazon and have been listening to it in my car for the past two days. While they are no Misfits and not really as edgy as Dinah's first band 45 Grave I would still consider them a four star band. Musically speaking they aren't very innovative and I can see how Dinah's discordant vocals might not be everyones bag. But then if this kind of music wasn't your thing I really doubt you'd even be faced with the dilemma of buying a CD by a band under the dubious moniker of "Penis Flytrap" anyway.
I guess people are calling this kind of music Horror Metal or Death Rock now. Jeez five years ago these guys would have just gone under the label of punk. Their sound is much more Christian Death than Samhain.
Anyhow, they have enough campy Creature Feature references to keep a pop culture fiend such as myself satiated and whenever I listen to them I feel like I'm in the eighth grade watching Faces of Death at my friend J's house all over again. Good times, good times."