Friday, October 8, 2010

CD Review: "Women And Children Last" According To Muderdolls

The Murderdolls return after an eight year hiatus with only their second studio album "Women And Children Last." The album was released on August 31 on Roadrunner Records. The band plays up their horror-movie lyrics with a grunge-punk sound that is not for the faint at heart.

The music on the this latest release from Murderdolls is as energetic and ear-catching as anything else out there. It is amazing that the duo of Joey Jordison and Wednesday 13 performed almost all of the instruments on this album. Even though their large credit is guitars and vocals, the drums and bass are what motor the song powerful, yet disturbing (at times) lyrics. The song "Drug Me To Hell" has the right combination of evil, but effective lyrics and a sound that doesn't go overboard with the help of Motley Crue's Mick Mars on guitar. From that song on, "Nowhere," "Summertime Suicide" and "Death Valley Superstars" are an all out assault on the senses. The dark lyrics get pumped up by the grungy, yet blazing guitars and machine gun drum beats. The song "Pieces Of You" is a close as the Murderdolls will come to mainstream rock with their lyrics of mutilation. The album almost plays out as a homage to all of the dark, twisted horror movies that are too disturbing for the general masses. But, without taking the lyrics seriously, the music is more than enough to give this band your attention.

The Murderdolls are currently on tour opening for Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper. They will be performing at the Mohegan Sun arena on October 15. For more tour dates and album information, visit murderdollsband.com.

No comments: