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HORRORMYFRIENDAMILLIONHANDSREVIEW2014

 

HORROR MY FRIEND - A MILLION HANDS (EP)

GUN FEVER RECORDS

AUGUST 8 2014

 

 

There’s a certain proto-Goth insidiousness and stunning simplicity to Horror My Friend. Coming across like an Indie version of the far doomier fare of the early eighties monoliths like ‘Play Dead’ and ‘Sex Gang Children’ this is dark music without the industrial feel that has painted most modern Goth into a distant corner.


‘No Energy’ has a startling amount of life and ‘Nothing’ a Cure-like vigour: a very competent brace to open with, with just the right amount of punk spite to add colour. ‘Be Good’ harnesses that energy further to create an almost Stooges-like blast of unhinged power.


The rest of the EP is just as promising but perhaps less well executed with Kaleidoscope a little ‘safe’ and ragged. It’s the last two tracks though that attempt to break the mould and end up slightly awkward.  There’s a clear desire to create something of more substance and stretch the boundaries, but neither song is completely fulfilling. You can applaud the effort though and it obviously neans interesting things to come.


Play loud and enjoy…

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

HORROR MY FRIEND - A MILLION HANDS - HARD ROCK EP REVIEW 2014