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The Frankenburies

The Frankenburies: Devil's PunchbowlDevil's Punchbowl (2005)
Northeast

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: JesseJesse
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This band is sweet. Rip-roarin', zombie frontin', fast and snotty. Oh, and throw in a few metal riffs too. Actually, I think I should start this review by saying that the first track, "The Brainless," has a a chorus of "I don't wanta zombie to eat my brain / I don't want to be a braindead zombie." Y.
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This band is sweet. Rip-roarin', zombie frontin', fast and snotty. Oh, and throw in a few metal riffs too. Actually, I think I should start this review by saying that the first track, "The Brainless," has a a chorus of "I don't wanta zombie to eat my brain / I don't want to be a braindead zombie." Yep. I told you this band was sweet.

The Frankenburies take lots of influence from 80's hardcore and punk in general. And zombie movies. I mean, in the song "Dead Alive," they reference the title of "Night Of The Living Dead." They also win points for having the snarliest vocals I've heard in a long time. I could end the review there. Zombies and fast music. It's well executed. What's not to like? Plus, their name is a pun based around my favorite obscure cereal.

Not convinced? Let's examine the song titles, shall we? "Teenage Monster." "Halloween." "Death Soda." "Creepshow." "Bag Of Heads." "Bloody Murder." "Great Pumpkin." And my favorite, "Mama Turned Into A Zombie." There you have it. How can you not like this band?

Well, I guess that maybe you need more convincing. They end the CD with a live cover of Iron Maiden's "Number Of The Beast." There you have it. Now get out of my face.

 

 
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Dante3000 (August 14, 2005)

Not sure what you're trying to say there BSD but I assure you I take from no bank, I'm too poor for that. As for Dead Alive, I plan to watch it again very soon. This makes me happy.
-Dante

stevejonestherealbones (August 14, 2005)

dead alive is an amazingly good movie.

i thought it was decent, up until the priest starts beating ass...and then from that point on its just awesome

- jones the bones

Anonymous (August 14, 2005)

thank you for the review. now i know to avoid listening to it.

Straight_On_View (August 13, 2005)

"I'm gonna make a band called The Count Choculas. Who's down? We need a bass player, drumer, keyboardist, DJ, Jug Player, washboard player, three belly dancers and a 13 midget choir.
-Dante"

Sure you're not taking from the bank of My Chemical Romance?

-BSD

Dante3000 (August 12, 2005)

Strange fact. The dude who directed "Dead Alive" did the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Fucking wierd.
-Dante
P.S. "I kick ass for the lord" greatest line ever.

SilentStorms (August 12, 2005)

Weak review. Talk about informative ... heh that's kinda funny. I think I'll pass. But does this have anything to do with the movie Dead Alive ... aka the goriest movie ever. For christ's sake the guy levels zombies with a lawnmower.

AlmostPunkEnough (August 12, 2005)

does boo berry even exist anymore? the last time i saw it was in the wal-mart in binghamton NY, but i haven't seen it in the nyc metro area for years.

Anonymous (August 12, 2005)

Does jessie get sent all the review discs that involves zombies by default?

Anonymous (August 12, 2005)

Boo Berry>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Count Chocula>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Frankenberry

Dante3000 (August 12, 2005)

I'm gonna make a band called The Count Choculas. Who's down? We need a bass player, drumer, keyboardist, DJ, Jug Player, washboard player, three belly dancers and a 13 midget choir.
-Dante

AlmostPunkEnough (August 12, 2005)

wow this is impressively good, in that cheesier-than-you-can-imagine sort of way.

stevejonestherealbones (August 12, 2005)

everything about the cover and band name screams psychobilly. i thought you were gonna get two of em

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

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