Album Review: Explore Your Worst Nightmares With Horrific

Horrific – Your Worst Nightmare

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Have you ever wished there was an original metal band that perfectly captured the essence of ’80s heavy metal horror flicks Black RosesThe GateRock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare and the like? Well, hessian hordes, Hells Headbangers Records have just answered your prayers with this re-issue of Horrific’s Your Worst Nightmare. Originally released in 2009, the debut, and to-date only Horrific album is the brainchild of Slasher Dave (Acid Witch) and Billy Nocera (Razorback Records/Surgikill), two fellas with near-unequaled love of both horror and metal. Every track is a fantastic hybrid of death metal, thrash, punk, and axe-wielding, traditional heavy metal; the vocals are mostly a low, gutteral death growl, while the guitars are equal parts zombie filth-chug and wailing noodle-wizard. Though nearly every song is a standout smash, the album’s “Freebird,” if you will, has to be “Metal Cemetery”. Two minutes, thirty seconds of death-thrash glory, the song will worm its way into your brain like a maggot does a fresh corpse. With Jeff Zornow’s art depicting a heavy metal specter tormenting an underwear-clad girl with the power of his rock (the design even incorporates the cover of the beloved FAB Press volume Nightmare USA!) perfectly matching the denim, leather, and crypt-stench atmosphere of the album, Your Worst Nightmare may just be your favorite bad dream come true.

Sample the horror metal madness below.

 


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