While sharing a name and a similar love for video game music, this group is not to be confused with the 8-bit metal band, Power Glove. This POWER GLOVE hails from The Land Down Under and is strictly electro. POWER GLOVE is wonderfully aliased, bit-crushed, vintage sounding, video game soundtrack … Continue reading

Zombie Zombie – Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free

This is a stop-motion tribute / recreation of John Carpenter’s The Thing, done in very, very, high-quality stop-motion. It features G.I. Joe figures as well as a little live video and digital special effects. The “soundtrack” is Zombie Zombie’s Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free, making this more-or-less a music video.

Quite similar in name and style to another duo called Zombi, this is retro rock with a style inspired by 70s and 80s horror movie soundtracks. Mostly consisting of acoustic drums, electric guitar, and lots of analog synth, this is a purely instrumental affair. The music is pretty derivative, although perfectly executed for what it aspires to be: Just some good old fashioned vintage ghoulish fun.

For fans of Goblin, Claudio Simonetti, Gatekeeper, Zombi (both the music group and the movies), John Carpenter, and 80s Hasbro toys.

Gatekeeper – Optimus Maximus EP

If you’re listening to Gatekeeper for the first time ever, the instant reaction is “John Carpenter.” The next thought will be “this rocks.” Because Gatekeeper does rock. Optimus Maximus is a four song EP of horror inspired, instrumental EBM with a driving beat and a soundtrack style. Retro and dark … Continue reading

Vertical Section – Death Throes EP

We received a promotional copy of the Vertical Section – Death Throes EP at R-Massive about half-a-year ago, and I elected not to review it. A preliminary listening left me feeling that this was just a derivative rehashing of tired industrial rock cliches, albeit very well put together. Take a … Continue reading