CD Reviews

Murderdolls - 'Women And Children Last' Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     September 22, 2010    
0.0 (0)
3502   0   1   0   0   0

Dealing intelligently with gritty, real life issues, this is the Murderdolls' darkest offering to date.

Following an eight-year silence, America’s favourite hellraisers are back with a vengeance, unleashing black comedy and carnage by the bucket-load. Sharper and more aggressive than ever before, these glam-tinged ghouls have evolved dramatically since ‘Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls’ rocked the metal scene in 2002. 

While the band’s horror-themed trademarks remain faithfully intact, their latest work adds blood-smeared flesh to the barebones of their now-distant debut. Spawned from the unholy union of Slipknot’s Joey Jordison and gothic icon Wednesday 13, ‘Women And Children Last’ is an inevitable recipe for success. Having left the Murderdolls to mature for the better part of a decade, the duo’s putrid sound is now ripe with sophisticated songwriting and heavy material. Most particularly, Jordison’s groundbreaking work with Slipknot injects fresh venom into the project with machinegun-like rhythm sections and crushing bass.

But there’s also no shortage of infectious glam rock, which is cleverly reworked into an ultramodern, ferocious formula. Combining rock ’n’ roll excess with the horror genre, ‘Drug Me To Hell’ demonstrates the Murderdolls’ newfound maturity, as Wednesday swaps his much-loved Hollywood monsters for deeply personal lyricism. Presenting sing-along choruses topped with guest appearances from Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars, the album’s more playful content provides essential comic relief alongside its sober moments. ‘My Dark Place Alone’ is, however, stripped of any such breezy, oftentimes predictable rock, opening on a complex exercise in speed. Selected as a forthcoming single release, this haunting track will no doubt bewitch listeners with its angry guitars and bloodcurdling screams. Buzzing like a cloud of angry insects, Jordison’s distorted axemanship is the stuff of elaborate nightmares.

Although the Murderdolls continue to toy with spooky themes and witty storytelling, ‘Women And Children Last’ deals intelligently with gritty, real life issues, creating their darkest offering to date. Much like the perfect horror movie, the band’s 2010 outing showcases a unique blend of violence and comedy, which sees Halloween arriving considerably earlier than expected.

Faye Coulman

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


Member Login


<<  June 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
       1  2
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 1 hour ago
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys! Purchased FIREWORKS #86 and paid by my paypal, but there is no download link on my account. Can you please help me? tnks ; - )
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #85 is out now!
  • Berny : @Bill24: Please follow the instructions at «link» or contact me directly at «email»
  • Bill24 : I cannot unzip the mp3's asking for a password. Same one I use to login with? Please someone help. Thanks.
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny
  • Berny : The FREE PDF version of Fireworks #82 is still available, including 88 (!!) bonus MP3 songs Just click on the banner on top of the site. Already 800+ downloads and counting!
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Apologies! Link was fixed, CD 84 is now available from the FIREWORKS menu on top of the page (for registered members only). Thanks & best wishes, B :)
  • SeaDog57 : Doesn't seem to be a download for bonus cd 84 just 2 identical versions of Bonus CD 83?
  • Rocktopia Te : Interviews with Lordi, Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., Myles Kennedy and many more. Check out the Fireworks & Rocktopia interview sections!
  • Berny : We are proud to premiere the new lyric video by MASS! Check out the news section.
  • Berny : Hi biggywiggymusic: Sorted out, apologies for the delay.
  • biggywiggymu : Hi I just ordered download of 84 - took my PayPal and then it said I didn't pay. Have the transaction number. Can someone help?
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #84 is out now!!
  • amcc1888 : Thanks Berny
  • Berny : @amcc1888: Please check your mail. Many thanks, B.
  • amcc1888 : Hi There i have ordered Fireworks Issue 83 and paid by PayPal but you have charged me twice but the download has not appeared in my account...also sent you a web contact message..anyone there to help me thanks Tony
  • Berny : We proudly present the new lyric video by AMERICAN TEARS, pls. check out our newsfeed!
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 500 live reviews on Rocktopia! Check out the latest ones, incl. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018!

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us


This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site