Snow White’s Poison Bite – Featuring Dr Gruesome and the Gruesome Gory Horror Show12th April 2013
Band: Snow White’s Poison Bite
Album: Featuring Dr Gruesome and the Gruesome Gory Horror Show
Record Label: Victory Records
Release Date: 16th April 2013
Reviewed By: Mark
1. Gruesomely Introducing: Dr Gruesome and the Gruesome Gory Horror Show
2. The Gruesome Gory Horror Show
3. There’s a New Creep on the Block
4. Will You Meet Me in the Graveyard?
5. Halloween Means Death
6. Count Dracula Kid!
7. Dr. Gruesome
8. Zombie Romance (Ft. Michael Graves)
9. Lurking Inside of You
10. The Show Must Gruesomely End
TRACKS TO PURCHASE – “Halloween Means Death”, “Zombie Romance”, “Dr Gruesome”
Here at All About The Rock we were given some more up and coming releases by Victory Records, I decided to pick Snow White’s Poison Bite (SWPB for the rest of this review as I can’t be arsed writing the name out every time). With an album title like “Featuring Dr Gruesome and the Gruesome Gory Horror Show” I am expecting Psychobilly Rock/Horror Metal, is this what am going to get? (well read on and see)
SWPB are a band from Finland and this is only there 2nd full length release and first on Victory Records. The album opens with “Gruesomely Introducing: Dr Gruesome and the Gruesome Gory Horror Show” which is basically a 4 minute introduction with some decent horror rockabilly themed riffs played in the background over the speaking introduction (reminiscent of the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt etc). The albums first proper song is “The Gruesome Gory Horror Show” and starts off more in the Psychobilly Rock/Horror Punk vein before it goes into metal territory with horror sound bytes and loops in the background. The vocals take a bit to get used to as his voice sounds distorted for the majority of the album but when he screams or clean sings then he has a good voice.
Then “There’s a New Creep on the Block” starts and this is just all metal and SWPB loses all psychobilly style, also the vocalist starts to rap…yes you read that right. “Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard” is a bit more punky and a radio friendly track, while “Zombie Graveyard” start as a silly goofy love songs and finishes with some decent riffs and arrangement. “Count Dracula Kid!” and “Lurking Inside of You” are just lacklustre and mundane tracks.
“Dr. Gruesome” has probably the best metal breakdown section of the album and the best vocals. This album is actually only 8 songs as the last track “The Show Must Gruesomely End” is a spoken outro read over rain and lightening.
SWPB are basically a heavier metal version of Wednesday 13, Muderdolls, My Chemical Romance, Marilyn Manson (Portrait/Antichrist era) and a smidge of Alice Cooper. This album isn’t great or bad its just blah it was worth a spin, but I probably wont listen to it again for awhile as it didn’t stand out. Also a problem with SWPB is that them seem to make songs last longer than they need to be (most are 4+ minutes) by just repeating the chorus and riffs etc again and again, maybe if they shorten the songs then they might grab your attention more. SWPB can do some good Psychobilly/Horror Punk riffs so they might want to explore that avenue more and shorten the songs and they might evolve into a good band.
SCORE – 5.5/10