I Killed the Prom Queen - Music for the Recently Deceased (Cover Artwork)

I Killed the Prom Queen

Music for the Recently Deceased (2006)

Metal Blade

Last year's long-awaited release by now-defunct Australian metal act I Killed the Prom Queen is nothing short of impressive. With its sound leaning more towards Swedish melodic death metal, it's clear that they had really progressed since their last release.

Throwing in a mix of brutal vocals, crunching breakdowns and epic melodies, they string together their own distinct sound within the genre (fan favorites standing out, "Sharks in Your Mouth" and "Your Shirt Would Look Better with a Columbian Necktie"). Newer vocalist Edward Butcher completed the band, as he could squeeze a number of words into a short space. This isn't to mention his ability to achieve high-pitched screams, low growls and, during their live shows, pig squeals.

Fredrik Nordström had done an amazing job with polishing off their album, as the production quality of the drums gave them a heavier sound than ever. The addition of keyboards and Jona's epic backup vocals separated them from most other bands.

This album is worth grabbing, as it will not disappoint.