Album Review: The Erotics – “Today The Devil, Tomorrow The World”
Album number five from Albany, New York’s scummiest and as opener “Blast Off” proves from the off, they sure as hell ain’t got any mellower during their time away as Mike Trash snarls out “Until the day I destroy your name, I won’t rest in peace”. The sheer venom in his voice, I can quite easily believe he means it as well…
I have a bit of a theory here actually and that theory goes like this – Mike Trash, like myself, was a bit disappointed with the Murderdolls’ rather half-hearted comeback last year and has decided to set his stall out to fill the gap in the scum-rock scene that Wednesday 13 ill-advisedly vacated a few years back. Certainly, the likes of “Over My Dead Body” and “19 Goin’ On Homicidal” wouldn’t have sounded out of place on “Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls” or maybe the Gunfire 76 album Wednesday did a couple of years back. Either way, this is fucked up and furious in the best Alice Cooper/Blackie Lawless tradition and all the better for it.
Yup, the Erotics may well be sticking to what they know best but it’s never hurt them in the past and it certainly hasn’t this time. This one definitely gets a recommendation from me.