Thursday, December 9, 2004

Review from Finding Datura #3

Mockingbird Lane - 2003 Demo

Horror punk is quickly becoming my newest guilty pleasure. But there is nothing to feel bad about in digging Mockingbird Lane. Unlike other horror punk bands, MBL is much less aggressive and considerably more melodic. While purist may not like their lack of violent trashing, it would be a crime to waste Christophe’s fantastic voice on undecipherable screams. There is an undeniable goth-rock influence on MBL and I think this only makes them more interesting and unique. It also makes their songwriting much more accessible to those of us who don’t really care for the Misfits. Oh, but if you like Glen and the boys, MBL dish up a pretty sweet cover of “She.” But the real treat on this demo is the acoustic version of “Taken Under.” The distorted guitars and drums are replaced by acoustic guitar and the most perfectly subdued keyboards EVER. While I want MBL to keep rocking, I would kill to hear an all acoustic album from Christophe and company. (RM)

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