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Birthday Massacre, Hide & Seek
Metropolis Records, Oct. 9

10/04/12
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



I honestly didn’t know if this Toronto techno-goth-dance band had the brains to return to their frighteningly good debut LP and scan its essence for clues as to where they’ve gone wrong for three straight albums now. But there ya go, I am proven wrong for the first time in my life, ever (I’ll live). Led by their moderately hot chick singer Chibi and their token drink-of-water game-geek synth-guy Rainbow, they’ve evolved into a cross between their first album (’80s Missing Persons dance-synth for haunted houses) and all the other dreck that’s come since (trying way too hard to out-badass Lacuna Coil), and bonus, this time Chibi’s armed with a KMFDM I-am-a-scary-cacodemon rasp that’s in her wheelhouse (“Down”). This marks an evolution that’s a long time coming, like painfully long, but there’s no way not to recommend it, especially for Halloween parties, if you’ll pardon the obvious. These guys finally remembered how much fun goth is supposed to be. About time. A Eric W. Saeger





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