Love Equals Death - "Nightmerica"
Fat Wreck Chords
by Jones Rosenberg

How original; a horror punk outfit that marks its birthday on Halloween night. But don't let this fact scare you away. This young band from California recently signed by Fat Mike however delivers 11 quality tracks that sounds pretty much like AFI meets NOFX. At some moments one can hear influences from Duran Duran and Billy Idol which undoubtedly makes them stand out from many other eyeliner sportin skate punk bands today. And thank God no boring lyrics about monsters from hell, gore, blood or death, just a darker tone of horror that brings Hitchcock closer to mind than Nightmare on Elm Street. Standout tracks are "Bombs Over Brooklyn" and the darker Billy Idol flirt "Black Rain".   "Nightmerica" is yet another promising debut on Fat Wreck so be sure to check it if you are into skate punk with horror influences. Three out of Five Death Stars.


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