The Big Bad ‎– See You In The Shadows

NoSlip Records ‎– 002
Vinyl, LP, Test Pressing


A1 Cabal
A2 The Omen
A3 Soundtrack For The Recently Deceased
A4 Luna Rage
A5 See You In The Shadows
B1 The Possession
B2 Bones
B3 Fright Night
B4 Prom Night 1957
B5 Ecto 103 FM


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September 17, 2015

When it comes to horror punk and horror rock, I have run the gamut. I’ve been listening to it as long as I can remember and in doing so have listened to hundreds of bands. Few have been great, some have been good, but most have been completely and utterly forgettable. Fortunately, there are bands like West Virginia’s The Big Bad that stand out amongst their peers and highlight what’s right with the genre.

The band’s sophomore album, See You In The Shadows, is one of my favorite horror rock albums and features quite possibly some of my favorite songs in general. The melodious horror hymns laid down by the band is captained by Zackula von Nasty’s crooning, earnest and heartfelt vocals that propel each song straight to every horror-loving bone in my body. The album delves into everything from the work of Clive Barker in the album opener “Cabal,” to some classic horror films such as The Omen, The Exorcist and Fright Night. “Fright Night” is so contagious that I can’t help but play it in my head for hours at a time. It’s one of my favorite 80’s horror films and every time it plays, I make a little video in my head to go along with the song. It’s a sickness, really.

Although every song on here is stellar and well worthy of your time, for me, it always comes back to the title track. “See You In The Shadows” generates such a strong sense of pain and heartbreaking agony that I seemingly tear up every time it plays. It also casts a spell upon me as I feel a chill run through my body, even in the middle of summer. It’s just phenomenal. The Big Bad are truly one of the most notable horror rock bands going right now and you know what’s scary? It only gets better from here…

Review By : TJ Hiller