Artwork © David Hartman
I was recently asked by a friend and fellow reader O'Neal Pignani, aka Von Kreep, to review his newest project that's being released just in time for Halloween: The Spooky, Swinging Sounds of Kreepsville Manor. For those of you who are not familiar with Von Kreep's work he is the mastermind behind 1313 Magazine, the Cereal Killers art book (in progress) and the Headless Spectre Radio blog. Most recently he's been developing an animated short called Monstroville and he's one hell of a talented character designer/illustrator to boot.
So, when the Kreepster asked me to check out this latest release I jumped at the chance to see whether I had been handed a brand new Halloween favorite for the Shock Box. Boasting "a collection of 21 bone-chilling shock songs and sound f/x for Halloween fun" the soundtrack offers up an ample variety of genres mixing the rockabilly of Psycho Charger with the garage band surf of The Legendary Invisible Men rather well.
If there has to be one song that stands alone it would definitely be "House on Haunted Hill" by The Voodou, who manages to capture the bone-rattling rhythm that reminded me of Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & the Cryptkickers' The Original Monster Mash album. Overall it's a fun addition to any fan's Halloween playlist, with a consistent melody that links each track and is sure to provide one heck of a Monster Shindig. If you'd like to check out these terror tunes for yourself, be sure to visit Von Kreep's online shop where you can either download the entire album or order it on CD.
This article is part of the Countdown to Halloween blogathon, a month-long blogging marathon dedicated to honoring the Halloween season. For more information and a full list of participating sites, please visit www.countdowntohalloween.com.