Music Review: Dracula Party: The Devil Wears a Mask E.P. (2019)

July 6, 2019

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

I’ve been following Seattle Washington’s Darkwave shock rockers Ghosts in the Graveyard since the beginning, so when they went on hiatus I was worried I’d never get their brand of synths and scares again…

Such was not the case however, as the leader o’ this gang o’ ghouls Byron C. Miller, announced he’d be creating more monstrous melodies under the name Dracula Party (along with Chris Longo) and I was pleased as putrid punch when he sent me the bands debut E.P. The Devil Wears a Mask for revoltin’ review!

Featuring five tracks of arcane audio, four originals and one cover tune (Nine Inch Nails The Becoming if you are keeping score at home), this E.P. presents musical journeys into landscapes full of vampires, demented Halloween shenanigans, killer robots, and Clive Barker inspired magik respectively.

As you can doubtless surmise, Miller is a true monster kid through and through, and he wears his horror biz passions on his sinister sleeve…which shines bright and clear in the finished terror tunes, all of which completely transport the listener to an Autumnal land filled to the brim with candy corn, Ben Cooper masks, and sugar skeletons served in primary color hued plastic coffins…and it’s a wicked world I look forward to spending more time in with future Dracula Party releases!



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