|All Artists: Grave Robber|
Title: Inner Sanctum
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Retroactive Records
Release Date: 10/13/2009
Album Type: Import
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
GRAVE ROBBER is one of those bands that understands how to captivate! Whether they are wearing GWAR-like costumes in concert, dousing their fans with fake blood or running around with chainsaws, their music cuts to the hea... more »
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GRAVE ROBBER is one of those bands that understands how to captivate! Whether they are wearing GWAR-like costumes in concert, dousing their fans with fake blood or running around with chainsaws, their music cuts to the heart of life and death! Their tunes are instantly sing-able, filled with insanely catchy harmonies, and mostly played at blazing speeds. But they go a step further and captivate with intelligent lyrics - all wrapped in their devotion and love for all things HORROR! Yet, there's more to Grave Robber than masks and horror, and fans that take time to unpack that mistique are in for quite a surprise!
Wretched (vokills) and company (Lamentor, Carcass, & Plague) are back with the band's sophomore full length, on which the band spikes their punk with a much more muscular and metallic edge! Every song is a hit, with the manic I'm Possessed, melodic rock classic The Night Has Eyes, rock-a-billy influenced Tell Take Hearts and the dark, sinister metal of Valley Of Dry Bones, the band shockingly pulls off morbidly funny and real-life relevant! Horror punk metal got its start with the Misfits, but with Inner Sanctum, Grave Robber offers much, much more! 11 tracks and 6 panel full color digipak release.
The first horror punk band I picked up
Nickolaus Pacione | Joliet, Illinois, United States | 01/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back on the weekend of Halloween, my friend Skot Shaw brought Grave Robber in for a show at their place. The venue was way too small for what Grave Robber is capable of doing live (people started moshing the moment they played Valley of Dry Bones. I helped them haul their gear in and we did a merch trade, I gave them a copy of Darkened Horizons Issue 3 and the vox who goes by the name Wretched gave me a shirt of theirs I, Zombie.
This is the one of the tightest punk bands I heard in a long time, and the throat has an impressive range. Something you don't hear in punk bands similar in nature. This album is more metallic than they portrayed live but they can put on a hell of a live show. Their lyrics are dark hued but hilarious.
If you're a fan of horror punk or metal this is a must have especially since they played with members of The Misfits. They're coming back to Chicago and playing Reggie's Rock Room in March. I got a kick out of their reference to God in there calling him an H.P. Lovecraft title. That's something that got me laughing really hard because it takes a sick mind to enjoy that reference.
The lyrics are very macabre in the delivery referring to demons as being the men in black."