Rising out of the state of Mormon purity comes Utah's shock and horror rock band, Die Monster Die with their latest release, Fall to Your Knees. Traveling the celluloid trail of B-movie horror, sci-fi, and slasher flicks, Die Monster Die's hard punk rock sounds like a boiling vat of Alice Cooper, Ramones, and Motorhead. They're more like a harder and faster Lordi without all the lavish keyboard embellishment. (That's a good thing, by the way.)
Whether this is parody, absurdity, or reality, DMD has the chops to deliver catchy hooks and thrilling riffs for their ghoulish sound. Certainly the song titles make you wonder whether this is shtick or seriousness: All Covered in Blood and Dressed Like a Whore, A Priest and a Zombie Rent a Fishing Boat as Friends, Lucky Number 666, and my favorite, Lyka the Russian Space Dog Will Have Her Revenge. I'm not making this up. Rather funny stuff.
Except for some cracking guitar solos here and there, you could pass of DMD's Fall to Your Knees as garden variety hard rock meets punk rock smattered with blood, and you may be right. With sixteen tracks of B-movie mayhem the album becomes a monotonous blur, like the body count in the latest 'teens trapped in a cabin hunted by another creepy killer' movie. Nevertheless, Fall to Your Knees displays Die Monster Die's raison d'etre from beginning to end.
Fall to Your Knees displays Die Monster Die's raison d'etre from beginning to end: delivering ghoulish B-movie horror themes to a hard punk rock beat.
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