The Horrors have been making some waves in the indie music scene in the last few months. The first track on â€œStrange Houseâ€ is â€œJack The Ripperâ€, and it shows that The Horrors are trying to recall an earlier period in rock music. A great deal of their music comes from the loud and boisterous rock of the seventies, even as there is a current sound to keep individuals interested. â€œCount In fivesâ€ is the second track up, and it shows that the band likes their punk rock just the same. In fact, it is not only a punk style that they push forth with this track, but rather a later, almost Siouxsie and the Banshees meets The Cure style.
The great thing about the tracks on â€œStrange Houseâ€ have to be their short runtime. The Horrors recognize that the anger and energy that is shown on each of the discâ€™s cuts is not anything that can be sustained for a long period of time. By cutting these tracks shorter, the chaos that the band creates can still be controlled. The dark, brooding sound of â€œDraw
Each of the tracks bring brilliant fire to listeners; the band may not have a â€œSheenaâ€™s in a Goth Gangâ€ to their name by the end of the album, but each of the tracks here rocks in itsâ€™ own way. The only thing that I would suggest to The Horrors would be to grind the edges of their recording a little bit. The songs, such as â€œHorrorâ€™s Themeâ€, are interesting but become grating at points. If the band could clean these up, chances are that their star will rise faster. The band sticks with the album for thirty-five minutes, and it is a solid entry into the world of independent music. However, I still think that The Horrors could further clean up their sound and impress all the more. Keep an ear on The Horrors and definitely check out their next album. If I am right, they will have matured to the point that they could put forth some retro-sounding yet cutting edge music. Regardless, they play some interesting music on â€œStrange Houseâ€, and people should check that out.
Top Tracks: Gloves, Draw