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Ice Nine Kills: The Silver Scream Album Review

If there’s one thing that’s lacking during Halloween is good Halloween songs. The majority of people only know about the Monster Mash, which gets pretty annoying quickly, and anything that has to do with Disney (Nightmare Before Christmas included.) Of course, the metal and punk bands have horror down. One of the more recent bands to create an entire album based on horror movies is Ice Nine Kills with their 2018 and most recent album The Silver Scream.

First the great things. The album starts off strong with The American Nightmare (A Nightmare on Elm Street.) It starts off with a 1950s PSA about the importance of sleep. Big props to INK for adding screams and the poem from the movies. The song has a ton of energy and is a song you’d see people moshing to.

Thank God It’s Friday (Friday the 13th) starts off with a camp sing-along about Camp Crystal Lake followed by a chee chee chee ha ha ha from the singer. Oh, and clips of Mrs Voorhees from the movies are heard in certain parts. Nice touch. The lyrics pretty much sum up why Jason came back and what happens in the movies. That may sound lame but it’s actually amazing.

Savages (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) sounds like an anthem the characters from the movie would sing. Of course, most people will call this sound the “let’s sell this album to the mainstream with this harmless song.” It’s not a terrible song, but it won’t appease many.

The album ends with one of three songs that get airplay (the others are American Nightmare and Savages): IT Is the End (Stephen King’s IT.) It’s Pennywise the Clown singing, going back and forth between nice clown to “I’LL KILL YOU AND THEN EAT YOU WHOLE!” clown. He even sings to Georgie as the beginning with Georgie saying a few lines. It’s pure evil with a TON of energy and “we all float down here” repeated at the end. Best song on the album, hands down.

There are two “slow” songs: A Grave Mistake (The Crow) and Love Bites (An American Werewolf in London.) Both songs are, like the rest of the album, above-average. One positive thing you can say is that both songs are full of emotion with Love Bites being the better song.

With that, Ice Nine Kills brings a great album full of songs that are inspired by horror movies. While most of the songs are above-average, the awesome songs mentioned make this album worth listening to any time of year.

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Get ready for nonstop Halloween posts

What better way to make up for lost posts on this blog? Why with 31 posts about horror in the month of October. Halloween is by far my favorite holiday and, since I love horror, what better way than to write a whole bunch of reviews and other random thoughts about them. Expect the first post on October first at midnight and every night at midnight until Halloween.

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Notre Dame de Paris: A Post Mortem

Oh, Notre Dame de Paris, symbol of Parisian pride, ever since your birth in 1345 you have stood as a mighty symbol of Parisian pride and religious faith. Your children have bathed in your glory through the ages and loved you.

Oh, Notre Dame de Paris, you beautiful landmark, one of your sons has used you as the backdrop to weave one of the finest works of fiction featuring a tragic love story where a lustful archdeacon, an egotistical knight and an angry, deaf hunchback bell ringer seek the hand of a beautiful gypsy girl whose beauty and dances have fascinated all three.

Oh, Notre Dame de Paris, you beautiful triumph of Gothic architecture, have survived looters, neglect, riots, Napolean, a revolution and Nazi bombings. All it took was a fire to destroy your majesty.

Oh, Notre Dame de Paris, you wonderful cathedral of Paris, do you not hear and see your children crying in the streets as you burn and your mighty spires topple over, denying future generations of their splendor.

Oh, Notre Dame de Paris, the lifeblood of al Parisians and pride of France, do you hear the loud cries of foreigners who come for miles to bear witness to your majesty now must bear in mind that most of you have now perished in a fire.

Oh, Notre Dame de Paris, proud cathedral of Paris, do you hear the laments of this writer whose heart was moved by the novel you son has written and written in great detail only today to hear the news of your timely death. Your original splendor he will never see in his lifetime.

Oh, Notre Dame de Paris, mighty cathedral, one of your sons has promised to rebuild you, but you will not be the same cathedral that millions around the world have come for miles to visit and admire your beauty. You will be given new additions but your original splendor is now lost to time.

Oh, Notre Dame de Paris, fallen saint of Paris, the world mourns your destruction and will forever remember your original splendor and will be celebrated in the book one of your sons has written that has captivated your beauty. May you rest in peace, oh darling of Paris.

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