What a throwback couple of weeks it has been with a new Metallica track, a new Megadeth single and now a new Korn track with the ever happy to be involved Corey Taylor even getting in on the act as a featured singer. I had kind of given up on Korn after their Dubstep albums but their last two releases from their soon to be released new album have been promising. Can they do it again?
A slow doomy intro with some haunting guitar tones welcomes you to Bending Light, the first song off this 5 song, 40 minute Neurosis album. It’s a song that messes with your mind as it’s tempo continues to drop slowly, but only by a notch making it feel like you’re imagining it.
It’s been 11 years since The Devil’s Rejects (13 since House of 1000 Corpses). I mention this because the reality is this is how long it’s been since Rob Zombie has directed a really good horror movie. Don’t believe me? Since then we’ve had his disappointing Halloween remake, the diabolically bad sequel & the mind-numbingly boring Lords of Salem.
Fans will argue that the quality of House of 1000 Corpses & The Devil’s Rejects (the latter in particular, although it’s well worth remembering that Zombie hit gold with the cast there) ensures Zombie has a place in most horror movie fans hearts & this is true, up to a point. You see, now rather than approach a new Rob Zombie horror with excitement, its approached with a sense of trepidation, a hope that it’s going to be more Rejects & less Halloween II, a hope that he might be able to recapture the magic felt at early point of his movie making career.
31 promised to be a film in the same vein as his early work & there is no denying it has a similar style but unfortunately once again Rob Zombie proves to be ALL style & no substance.
31 isn’t just an average horror movie, it’s a bad one.
Most Likely to Die is a slasher throwback that struggles to keep its head above water for most of its 80 minute run time. Originality within the sub-genre is long dead so all you can hope for is an entertaining ride with a decent killer reveal at the end.
Most Likely to Die doesn’t quite manage either but doesn’t completely fall flat on its face.
One of Phil Anselmo’s many side projects, but also one of his most popular in underground circles, Superjoint (formerly known as Superjoint Ritual) have released their first bit of new material in over a decade in Sociopathic Herd Delusion which is the first single from a new album due for release on the 11th of November this year called Caught Up in the Gears of Application with will be released on Phil’s own label, Housecore Records.