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“Transylvania 90210” by Wednesday 13

Artist: Wednesday 13
Title: “Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead”
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 4/12/2005
Genre: Horror Punk
Rating: 3.5/5

With the Murderdolls on hiatus, lead singer Wednesday 13 would release a solo album and his first would be “Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying And The Dead”. Fans of the ghoulish Horror Punker who picked this one up would find a ghastly and grim cornucopia of fiendish goodies just waiting to be tasted and the end result was something that took its queue from those late night Chiller Theater films. If you don’t know much about the singer, well he is very easily described as somewhat akin to Marilyn Manson (only not as intensely scary), Alice Cooper, and KISS with a little bit of Twisted Sister thrown in for good measure. The music is raucous and thumping and its lyrical content rather witty. He proves this right off the bat with the song “I Walked With A Zombie” as he sings “beauties on duty in this horror movie, make me spill my guts with just one touch”. There is a great video for this song that blends footage of the band in with the Horror classic “Night Of The Living Dead”. “Bad Things” is an anthem for those who simply want bad things to happen to other people while “I Want You Dead” is rather self explanatory don’t you think.
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