August 6, 2012
Music Review: Calabrese: Dayglo Necros (2012)
I had originally heard of them from their album 13 Halloweens, and I also got to see the video for Voices of the Dead, which was directed by Brian Pulido (Chaos! Comics) and featured our own David Hayes as Tor Johnson. I definitely saw growth from 13 to Voices, and I see continued growth in Dayglo Necros.
The Calabrese brothers aren't the only band in horror rock. Blitzkid and The Death Riders are two bands that immediately come to mind. The difference with Calabrese is the family aspect. It has to help them when it comes to reading each other. Everything on Dayglo is played and integrated flawlessly. I listened to it four times before really noticing how smooth it was. I guess when it works that well, it's easy to just roll with it.
The one thing I kept looking for was a standout track. The Dead Don't Rise was a solid start. Ghostwolves, She Hasn't Been Herself in Years and Damned to the Night also caught my attention, but no track stood above the rest. After awhile, I realized that it was a good thing. Every song is just as good as the last. One thing I really liked is that none of it was forced down my throat. I could turn this album up loud or just have it on as background music. If you're looking for something fun to put you in a good mood, Dayglo Necros would definitely be for you.