Before I listened to this album, I was expecting nothing more than a collection of songs that sounded like “Inside Out” and “Promise.” I was in for a pleasant surprise. There’s much more to Horrorscope than the plain guitar and vocals you hear on their singles. The first track, “Rescue” has a strong Orgy-like tint to it, and track ten, “Nightmare,” even features a synthesized string part. The one thing that is a constant throughout the CD is the distinctive vocals of Max Collins. As far as I’m concerned, the vocals will make or break the album for you.

On a side note, the insert for the CD is very well designed. Each fold reveals two panels (obviously). The right panel has a band member’s photo as well as a cartoon character modeled after him. The left panel has a new portion of a cartoon scene with superheroes fighting crime. In each new panel revealed, a cartoon version of one of the band members is revealed. The new superhero corresponds to the band member on the right panel. Hours of entertainment.

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