Remember when rock and roll didn't worry about being serious or politically correct? Remember when metal was fun and instead of trying to educate or be profound bands only worried about entertaining? Most of all, do you remember when the music you put into the player brought a true smile to the face? Well, if you can recall these days then Murderdolls are going to bring back all those feelings with a vengeance. If you cannot, then you had better grab this disc quick and find out just what fun can be had listening to rock and roll! With a big nod to his hero Alice Cooper, Wednesday 13 and the boys from Murderdolls bring you a totally outrageous album filled with campy fun similar to Mr. Cooper and his B movie horror show approach. This one takes you back to the drive in for the creature feature double bill. It is really a treat to find a disc where the guys are not out to prove anything except that there is a time to just forget about it all and escape, just like you did while watching those old monster flicks from the past.
For those that know Murderdolls from their first release Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls, you will find a definite darker attitude this time around. They punkish style that made the first disc such a riot is still there but the band has gone a bit harder and with a more metal approach that lends itself extremely well to the darker theme of the album. This gorefest of mayhem is about as much fun as you can have in a musical setting. Songs like "Summertime Suicide", "Death Valley Superstars", "Homicide Drive" and "My Dark Place Alone" will bring out the psycho metalhead in all of us. For those still wanting a dose of the punk that you remember from their last release then all you have to do is wait for the likes of "Whatever You Got, I'm Against It", Nothing's Gonna Be Alright" or the classic "Motherfucker See, Motherfucker Do" which brings back shades of the rebellious attitude of the Sex Pistols with a metal edge that really has some bite to it.
Overall, this disc is a tasty slice of rock and roll that will have you dancing, singing, headbanging and performing all kinds of debauchery. Fans of Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper will find another group that fits the mold that this pair has established. If you are looking for something that makes you shake uncontrollably with rock and roll fever or if you just need some background music while you bury the bodies then Murderdolls is a must have.
There is also a DVD in the special edition but I did not receive it for review. I understand that it is the band live and knowing what these guys do on a stage I am sure that it is also a riot.
1. The World According To Revenge
2. Chapel Of Blood
3. Bored 'Til Death
4. Drug Me To Hell
6. Summertime Suicide
7. Death Valley Superstars
8. My Dark Place Alone
9. Blood Stained Valentine
10. Pieces Of You
11. Homicide Drive
12. Rock And Roll Is All I Got
13. Nothing's Gonna Be Alright
14. Whatever You Got, I'm Against It
15. Hello, Goodbye, Die
16. Motherfucker See, Motherfucker Do (Bonus)
17. The Funeral Ball (Bonus)
18. A Moment Of Violence (Bonus)