If I were asked to describe the sound of the Cemetery Boys to someone I would say it’s like Death From Above 1979, Elvira, and Vincent Price got together for a threesome and produced a spooky bastard lovechild. Their music conjures up images of graveyards, corpses, monsters, and devilish women. Haunting melodies, catchy hooks, and a minimalist approach proves that less is more in the case of this creepy duo. The Cemetery Boys are Edgar Von Graves on vocals and bass with Seth Von Graves on drums. Their just released self-titled album is the bands first studio release. There is not a bad song on the effort.
After a few listens their songs were stuck firmly in my head and I found myself singing or humming them during the day. This is a good sign. The first song that stayed with me was Nitemare Queen. Edgar’s Haunting lyrics detail a cold night in the graveyard chasing a mysterious vixen. What’s not to like there? The second track that got put on repeat was Transylvania. The bass line, lyrics, and Edgars’ rough around the edges vocal create an ethereal composition. Then there is Country Cemetery with its Bloody Kisses era bass line and vocals which reminded me of late night graveyard parties where my friends and I would wonder who would get scared first and run back to the car. It is a great road trip tune.
The Cemetery Boys truly murder this offering. The production of the music is not overdone and it allows the raw talent of the band to creep to the forefront.
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