PROWLER – After You

Slaney Records

Heavy metal music and horror movies are two forms of art that in some way influenced each other. It is well known that BLACK SABBATH took their name from a cult Italian horror movie with the same name and IRON MAIDEN had lots of songs influenced by the horror movies and literature.

We also have MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND that create musical horror stories of their own. So yes, we had a lot of horror heavy metal bands out there, but what about thrash metal? Well, PROWLER from the U.S.A. come to fill this gap with their debut album entitled “After You”. The 9 songs that are included in their debut release are all inspired by known horror movies that have achieved a cult status in the fans of the genre. The guys really do a very good job since their power/thrash metal sound fits their horror influenced lyrics perfectly. Besides the reference to the horror movies in the lyrics, the thing that I have enjoyed about this release is that the band sounds like it came straight from the 80’s. Their sound is influenced by bands like early METALLICA, METAL CHURCH, ANTHRAX and even ICED EARTH. “After You” is a rock solid album that the more you listen to the more you like (at least this is the way it worked for me). So try to check them out and support them, because they sound old fashioned and yet they have fresh ideas. Some of my favorite songs from the album are: “Say Hello to the Nite”, “The Stalker” and “Haddonfield”.

Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis

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