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“Skeletons” by Wednesday 13

Artist: Wednesday 13
Title: “Skeletons”
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date: 4/29/2008
Genre: Horror Punk
Rating: 3.5/5

As soon as you begin spinning “Skeletons”, the third album by Horror Punker Wednesday 13, you will realize that the effort is far heavier than “Fang Bang” and more along the lines of his work as one of The Murderdolls. That’s not a bad thing at all since that stuff was rather good but when he morphed its morbid style deeper into his love of zombies and other things that go bump in the night the end result was quite interesting. “Skeletons” comes across as the singers most personal album to date as well and instead of dealing with movie monsters and grave robbing transvestites he deals with his own personal demons and matters that vividly bring to the front his own bout with depression. It opens up with “Scream Baby Scream” and he welcomes us to creature feature number thirteen – the track is the perfect intro music for the dark ride into his psychotic psyche and seems to line out quite a bit about his identity and raison d’etre. “Not Another Teenage Anthem” is more along the lines of stuff we got from “Fang Bang” and I rather enjoyed it since he was letting the listener know that this was apparently not your typical walk in the dark alley that he always managed to guide us through in relative safety. He did the same with “From Here To The Hearse” as it is loaded with the twisted display of love gone horribly wrong and a perfectly typical W13 twisted bit of wordplay. The album’s title track “Skeletons” really seems to open the closet doors on Wednesday’s inner being quite a bit as he sings about talking to them and how they are continually exposing his darkest secrets. His line about “the only thing that is real is the feeling that he doesn’t feel” is rather deep and showcases this as perhaps his most biographical track to date.
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