Album Review: Wednesday 13 – “The Dixie Dead”
I’m a big fan of Wednesday 13. His dark tongue-in-cheek humour combined with fist-pumping killer tunes is always a recipe for success (or disaster if you like).
However, this latest piece of work “The Dixie Dead“ doesn’t at first appeal to me as much as I had hoped for. The typical trademark sound of Wednesday 13 is there but it feels like there’s some proper “go“ missing. At least for the first part of the album.
“Blood Sucker“, “Get Your Grave On“ and “Hail Ming“ slowly creeps up on you but it takes until track 8, the title song “The Dixie Dead“, until I hear what I want. A good, catchy, Wednesday 13 hymn with lots of balls. From there onwards it’s great. “Ghost Stories“, “Fuck You (In Memory Of…)“, “Carol Anne…They’re Here“ and “Hands Of The Ripper“ are all wicked.
It was the same when I heard the previous album “Calling All Corpses“. At first I didn’t like it much but that changed quickly and it certainly grew on me. I believe it’s the same with “The Dixie Dead“.
Still – I feel that the track listing could have been swapped around a bit. I do like this album a lot but the build up to the climax is just too long.
Wednesday 13 is currently on tour and for anyone that lives in london, don’t miss the chance to catch him next Wednesday (the 13th!) at the O2 Academy, Islington. Get your grave on baby…