When I received the new Evil Blizzard in the mail, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The album cover alone took me back to a time where just glancing through the racks of the local record shop you would pick up an album just because the cover was cool.
As soon as the stylus hit the record and the first track Hello hit my ears, I was immediately struck by Public Image Limited mixed with Grunge. The hairs all over my body stood on end. I was hooked.
Fast Forward, Rewind was much the same and then Unleash The Misery wormed its way in. The drum pattern is similar Marilyn Mansons The Beautiful People as is the vocal delivery yet this is something very different.
Those We Left Behind has such a groove to it that it’s almost like transcendental meditation. The track just carries you away. Even tho it’s just shy of 6 minutes, before you know it, it’s over.
Like A God is an immense rocker. This is the track that will test if you’re dead or alive by the amount it makes you want to move.
The shortest track on the album is Tell Me. Clocking in at a little under 3 minutes, its pure punk rock at it’s finest. Absolute class in a glass.
Then we have Pull God From The Sky (which is the final track on the vinyl version). An absolute epic track. Just over 10 minutes and its psychedelic prog rock performed beautifully. The ethereal vocals that have been present throughout this entire opus just excel on this particular track. It’s mesmerizing. Especially with the added edition of a cello.
The title track, which is only on the CD version of the album is another epic. Almost hitting the 10 minute mark it is incredibly eerie until 3 minutes and 51 seconds. It’s then that it becomes incredibly eerie. The piano is overtaken by really dirty, overdrive bass guitars and a thunderous simple drum pattern making this a perfect track for a horror movie.
The production on the album is ace, however I’m not sure if it’s deliberate or not but the overall volume of the recording is very quiet. Which basically means you have to crank the fuck out of this record to get the true benefit of it (or listen through headphones if you’re worried about your neighbors). I can honestly say that if I’m listening to The Worst Show On Earth, then so are my neighbors.
This album is like a breath of fresh air after a room filled with the smell of a Brussel sprout fart.
2) Fast Forward Rewind
3) Unleash The Misery
4) Those We Left Behind
5) Like A God
6) Tell Me
7) Pull God From The Sky
8) The Worst Show On Earth (* Extended Version – CD/download Only)
June 29th 2018