New Zealand as punk hardcore or horrorpunk scene was totally unknown to me on the other side of the world until I discovered one band called Horror Story, I love their horrorpunk. They are unfortunately defunct as I know, but there is still new hope for that scene in the shape of Hateseeker, great band whose new record I listened and reviewed for this zine.
Witch House is the name of the new record with 13 songs in total. The music of Hateseeker is horrorpunk, classic but with some metal influences in guitar riffs and hooks and song structures. This is not your generic horrorpunk Misfits clone, quite the contrary, this is enough brutal music to appease more harsher liking fans, yet it retains enough melody and atmosphere to appease also melodic side of fans. If I must compare it to someone, that would be Cancerslug, although not in vocals department, only musically. The lyrics of the songs are your horror heaven fantasy and with some of my favorite songs on this record like for example Black Death, Dead By Dawn or the title track you just can`t go wrong. This record is interesting both for brutal loving horrorpunks and melody lovers because it took the best from both worlds and blended it into one perfect nightmare in the witch house.
Wow! That is only I can say after listening and reviewing for this zine the new record by Shadows Of Defeat. Read the review and listen to their music, you won˙t regret it!
First of all, and probably least important, I totally love the name of the band, so dramatic, yet so cool somehow. These guys are hailing from Zurich, Switzerland and this record contains 10 songs of fast and energetic melodic hardcore punk. The music of Shadows Of Defeat is like all those 90-ies skatepunk and melodic hardcore bands that we all love, yet transpired into new millenia and new century, sounding fresh, energetic, and above all technically well played with a lot of fast straightforward parts, but also many brakes, shift changes, memorable hooks and tight musicianship. The vocals are excellent, also backing vocal harmonies are done so nice. Last but not least important are political and aware lyrics that are at the same time in your face, but also smart and personal. The songs that I love the most are A Thin Line, Humanity Out Of Town, One Life To Live. Awesome, strong record!
Being fan of urban legends and myths, also legend of Slender Man, I waited to see what this movie would be like. I didn`t imagine it to be like that, but first things first!
The movie starts as your typical teenage college highschool horror flick with the group of girls organizing a party at one of their houses. When they heard that the guys at other party plan to summon Slender Man, the girls did it too. They went online and found instant how to summon Slender Man video hahaha, and then they started to have nightmares, felt being followed and started disappearing one by one. Slender Man has come to collect them and take them with him.
Now, the problems started also for me as a viewer I always hated the movies when they summon a ghost/demon/whatever from instant online video. Besides the spooky Ring vhs video which still gives me nightmares, all else was plain stupid. The characters in this movie are like plain white rice, edible but without spice. Acting is below average and the jump and scare tactics made for little kids. The ending of the movie was just as bad and disappointing, like everything else in the movie. Avoid this little fucker!