“I’m scared to death of being poor. It’s like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It’s my pet paranoia.” ~ Cher
I finally went to my mailbox and got my pre-order for the new album by CASKET OF CASSANDRA.
I unfortunately missed their big release party because I was too busy working on the new Dr. Froth project. More about that later.
But this is for CASKET OF CASSANDRA.
I can say with full confidence that I am scared to death.
Some of the things that were recorded on this album were so creepy! And not that kind of creepy that makes the album stink, but more of a creepy that tells you “I should have seen this coming, but how could I have?” kind of punch-in-your-face-this-is-still-heavy-metal.
Everything about “Day Four” just drives me crazy with pleasure and contentment.
After only hearing about them a few short months ago for the first time, I really found myself drowning with interest in their music and I got to know the band personally which was really cool.
My favorites are still “Soltaria” and “Bury You” but now I’m going to add “The Egotist” since I had an interest in it when I heard it live back in March I think it was… the studio recorded version of the song grabbed me by the neck, slammed me into the chair, and wouldn’t let go until the CD was finished.
So not only am I really proud to say that I know these guys, but they really do put out some quality stuff for what they know how to do. This is one incredibly freaking awesome band.
And I must add before I forget, the back cover image of their new album “Day Four” is quite a trip- and still scary as shit.
“Nail To The Eye” is another song that is becoming a favorite of mine, simply for the chant in the middle of the song:
Fragile as fuck
Faced with sticks and stones
You’re shit out of luck”
Lyrics that I never would have dreamed to have written!! Whomever came up with that line… I bow in respect, because in the world of heavy metal, it doesn’t get any better than that.
“You Shouldn’t Have Done That….” had so many wild turns in it, that I thought that I was experiencing a horror film IN REAL LIFE.. I literally turned it down because I didn’t want anything jumping out at me. I freaked out so bad.
I am going to ask permission by Amanda Maddera and Riles Olacsi if I can do a Q&A session with them, and then post the “online interview” on my blog… if they agree to it, then it will be something exclusive for just this blog. If they say no, then I’ll move on.
Perhaps I shouldn’t have listened to this at night? I don’t know. I just know that I’ve gave it the maiden voyage and now…. life is a little creepy.
But like I said, not horrible creepy. Just scary-what-the-hell-was-that?!?!?!?!?
CASKET OF CASSANDRA could not have done a better job with this album. They are going to really pick this up I hope. Because I think that if they do, they will really make it in the business and do very well for themselves.
Get your own copy of the album. And you’ll agree!!