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Spawn Atomic’s new POWERPLANT EP, recently issued on CD and just out on vinyl, showcases a solid sound delivering the band’s clever brand of horror-punk. POWERPLANT takes right off, and immediately you know where they’re going: right into a Misfits-worshipping realm of zombies, werewolves, blood, guts and sex—and it’s a lot of fun!
They’re tight as coffin nails, and their instruments produce a killer sound. The bass gets right into you, and the metal-driven guitar work makes this even more enjoyable. All the vocals are highly audible and suit the twisted, humorous/horrific lyrics nicely. Singalong-type choruses get you pumped and rocking along to the memorable songs, and with titles like “Sick Sick Sex,” “Empty Grave” and “Brain Dead,” you really can’t go wrong.
There is no weak link within this collection, but “Sick Sick Sex” is the standout track. This album sports a number of mid-paced tempos, but when they quicken the pace and bring on a surge of speed, it just makes you want to go nuts! These guys are hammering heads during the traditional three-chord riffs that punk bands thrive on, and I wouldn’t recommend they change anything about their approach.
You’ll find these undead musicians roaming the Bay Area of San Francisco looking for blood and brains while they scope out venues to fill with their unsuspecting victims. Check out their videos, and you’ll see these guys put on a good show too, complete with neon-green atomic fog, deadly slutty dancers and a lot of undead adrenaline. Fango looks forward to more music from this trio of maniacs, whose music is as infectious as a bite from the undead! Check them out at these upcoming shows:
March 18 at The El Rio in San Francisco, with Static Thought and Step Up!March 25 at Balazo in San Francisco, with Anti Social and Step Up!May 29 at Phoenix ComicCon at the Phoenix, AZ Convention Center, with Calabrese
The track listing for the POWERPLANT EP:“Hollywood Hijinx”“Sick Sick Sex”“Empty Grave”“Snake Baby”“Brain Dead”“Van Helsing”
Spawn Atomic is:Dave Shallow Grave: vocals, lyrics, guitarSid Slaughterhaus: drumsClint Brain Grinder: bass, backup vocals, sound FX
CDs and vinyl are available through the band’s official website and MySpace page, and you can contact them on Twitter here.
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