Monday, February 27, 2012
Impetigo "Horror of the Zombies" LP
Impetigo “Horror of the Zombies” LP
I decided to go back in time to the past and review Horror of the Zombies by Impetigo. Let’s face it without the past, the present or the future wouldn’t exist. During the late 80s and early 90s Impetigo entered the scene with Ultimo Mondo Cannibale and would follow it up with Horror of the Zombies. The album is a good mix of old school grind, thrash and punk along with a bunch of samples from B rated horror movies. Don’t let the B-rated horror samples fool you though. Impetigo, behind the goofy image, is made up of extremely talented musicians and after listening to them I can really see a lot of their influence still has a big impact in the upcoming gore/horror and porno grind scene. From the opening track “Bone yard” to the final track “Breakfast at the Manchester Morgue” the band doesn’t take a break at enticing the listener with one bone crushing track after another. The guitar work is dark and sinister and along with Stevos pitched shifted growls, death grunts and blood curdling screams this is the perfect soundtrack to a zombie apocalypse or a post apocalyptic takeover. The production on this one is 10 times better than Ultimo Mondo as well. Not saying Ultimo isn’t a good album, but production wise I prefer the sound of Horror of the Zombies. I hope Impetigo will decide to reunite for another show like they did back in 2007, I guess only time will tell.