Ghoulunatics - _King of the Undead_
by: Adrian Bromley (
I have always had a love/hate relationship with this Quebec metal outfit (which goes back to their _Carving Into You_ demo [CoC #34]). While I like the overall groove and grind of their death metal style, I have always had problems with the band's production and overall end result of material. That is until now. Obviously, years of hard work and some feedback has allowed this band to pick up the momentum and actually assemble a solid recording. Pierre Remillard (of the great, but now defunct, Obliveon) did a superb job in bringing the band's sound to the forefront without polishing it too much. Still raw at times, the music is allowed to breathe a bit instead of being held to one certain sound or style. _King of the Undead_ has a real cool, kind of campy horror death metal feel to it. Catchy guitar riffs, somewhat clean death metal growls and a tight rhythm section help make songs like "Mobster Fiesta Extravaganza" and "Oh God! The Stench" seem like rock 'n' roll anthems. I kid you not, folks! Looking for a good time where you can sit back, have a beer and just rock out to good metal music? Then be sure to check out Ghoulunatics.
Contact: The Ghouls Mansion, P.O. Box 47574, Montreal,
(article published 1/14/2002)
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