While most people think of horror punk as a bunch of goth kids ripping off the misfits, it's always nice to see a band that'll prove them wrong. Cincinnati based band The Reanimated are that band.
The vocal work of James Bondage (hah get it) is soaring and melodic while delving into a more metal style of growling when the time calls for it. He creates his own murderous hellscape to add a sense of believability to the lyrics.
Opening up is the catchy "Ghouls In The Mortuary" which has a fast paced sound that creates the vibe of being chased by a killer. Following that however is "LV-426" which is the biggest misstep on the record being boring and repetitive. After the crunching "Slit Your Throat" is the title track. That song really shows off not only the vocal talent but also the songwriting abilities of the band. It closes off with a cover of The Sonics' "The Witch" which has a very different feel than the rest of the record.
If you dig horror films, punk rock, and a decent singer this EP is definitely the place to start.
Rating: 4 out of 5
"The Necro Files"