Track Premiere: VHS Drag Your Mangled Body “From The Scrapyard To The Graveyard”
I’ve been pretty vocal about my love for Ontario-based horror-loving death metallers VHS. Their brand of death metal is a perfect mixture of back-to-basics production, catchy crusty riffs, and gurgling grunts that makes them sound like the perfect soundtrack to a varsity athlete getting brutally murdered in a fuzzy 1986 slasher film.
The band’s latest album, The New Batch, seems to be embracing Eighties nostalgia of all sorts, as the cover suggests, but that also means going a little meta and paying homage to modern homages, giving nods to those movies and directors who are making classic horror in the modern day which makes sense, given the proliferation of straight-up nostalgia horror that’s appearing today (WNUF Halloween Special, anyone?).
The band’s latest track, “From The Scrapyard To The Graveyard”, does just that. In a statement from the band:
VHS is proud to unveil its latest sneak peek from their upcoming full length, The New Batch, to be released this summer through Rotten Roll Rex. Featuring Dave Ingram (Benediction, Bolt Thrower, Hail of Bullets) on guest vocals and taking a different mid-tempo direction, “From the Scrapyard to the Graveyard” tells the tale of Gene Blackwell, a cannibal hermit who unleashes bloodshed in the upcoming throwback slasher flick from Brad Twigg, Killer Campout.
Of course, all that really matters is that the track slays–which it does! It’s got everything you want, crunchy central riff, a big shriek-along chorus, the works.
Stream “From The Scrapyard To The Graveyard” below. The New Batch drops this summer. To hear more of VHS’s rotten horror metal, check out their Bandcamp.