Artist: "HorrorPops"
Album: "Bring It On!"
Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Hellcat

Reviewer: Protoclown
Posted: 10/6/2008

Review: Of the three Horrorpops albums, I'd have to say that Bring It On! is my favorite, because it's easily their most energetic and (in my opinion) catchiest album. For the most part it's just one thumping pop-punk/psychobilly song after another, though they do flirt with other sounds and styles on this album.

The album opens with the superfast "Freaks in Uniform" (love the cheerleading) and hardly lets up from there. The album only slows a bit when you get to my favorite Horrorpops' song of all, "Walk Like a Zombie" (featuring Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz), which could have turned into a cheesy goth fest, with its silly over-the-top lyrics about holding hands in the cemetery and the narrator wanting to name her kids Morticia and Fester, if not for the ridiculously upbeat and catchy doo-wop style of the song. I swear, I could listen to that song a million times over and never get sick of it.

The song "S.O.B." is another fun one, channeling Morricone with its spooky Western theme. These aren't exactly deep songs, but they're so damn fun, they don't have to be. The HorrorPops are one of those bands that I love to listen to in the car because of their relentless energy. If you've never heard them before, check out the song "Walk Like a Zombie". It's hardly representative of the rest of their work, but it's such a perfectly catchy Halloween song, you've gotta love it.

Overall rating: WholeWholeWholeWhole
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)

Reader Comments

Oct 6th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Do a spotlight on Iced earths "horror show".
Oct 6th, 2008, 04:04 PM
"Walk Like a Zombie" is a good song indeed.
Oct 6th, 2008, 06:05 PM
Their music is okay, them live is something else though. They basically just hit down 3 8-balls, and yell "Fuck Yeah!" if they forget the lyrics.
Forum Virgin
Oct 7th, 2008, 01:45 PM
I liked this album, but I personally rank Hell Yeah as there best...or at least my favorite.
Oct 8th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Roky Erikson and The Aliens - The Evil One
Oct 8th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Iced Earth's Horror Show has some great songs (Wolf, Damien, Frankenstein, Dracula and The Phantom Opera Ghost) but like most of their albums it has a lot of filler too.

For Horror influenced metal I prefer Deceased, particularly As The Weird Travel On, Supernatural Addiction and Fearless Undead Machines.
The Goddamned Batman
Oct 9th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Sorry guys, I listen to very little metal, and I've never heard Iced Earth, so any review of that is not going to come from me.
James Brown in hiding
Oct 10th, 2008, 08:55 AM
Fucking terrible.
Forum Virgin
Oct 14th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Thanks for pointing me in this band's direction. I've loved upright base in heavier music since The Living End. Good stuff here on all their albums.