Favorite

American Werewolves 

1968 (Fractured Transmitter)

When you get right down to it, the American Werewolves aren't really hardcore. Like the Ramones, the group's rough-and-tumble tunes are really just great rock-and-roll songs -- nasty, hard-edged, dead-serious, 1950s-style jams made by guys who can really play.

1968 delivers on the promise of the 'Wolves' 2003 debut, combining Misfits and Dion influences into an original development in the horrorcore aesthetic. The monsters return with 13 more whoa-oh howl-along songs about things that growl, lumber, and grope in the night. Starting as a slow-dance ballad, "For Your Blood" taps the same morbid poignancy that made Buffy the Vampire Slayer such quality drama: Returning from hell has a certain romance to it, and love turns tragic when it's spiked with bloodlust. 1968 pays tribute to a landmark year for horror films, and 2005 is shaping up to be an equally momentous year for the Cleveland underground.

Latest in Band of the Week

More by D.X. Ferris

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble @ Cleveland Museum of Art

    • Sun., Dec. 4
  • CIM/CWRU Joint Music Program @ Cleveland Museum of Art

    • First Wednesday of every month. Continues through May 3
  • DeRay Davis @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Thu., Dec. 8

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation