A Pale Horse Named Death
When the World Becomes Undone

1. As It Begins
2. When The World Becomes Undone
3. Love The Ones You Hate
4. Fell In My Hole
5. Succumbing To The Event Horizon
6. Vultures
7. End Of Days
8. The Woods
9. We All Break Down
10. Lay With The Wicked
11. Splinters
12. Dreams Of The End
13. Closure

Sal Abruscato - Guitar, Vocals
Joe Taylor - Guitar
Eddie Heedles - Guitar
Eric Morgan - Bass
Johnny Kelly - Drums

And Hell Will Follow Me (2011)
Lay My Soul To Waste (2013)


Artwork by Sam Shearon
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering
Photo Credit: Sandi Ryan Golightly Photos

Released 2019-01-18
Reviewed 2019-03-27



In the rock genre we meet all kinds of things, like mute gods, pale horses with strange names and what have you. This album I am looking at now is the third by the band called A Pale Horse Named Death, we did review their first a long time ago – not very enthusiastically I might add. And we are even less enthusiastic this time around. The cover is pretty cool, the name really sucks and on top of a long band name they also added a long title in When the World Becomes Undone.

Atmospheric perhaps, gothic perhaps, industrial rock perhaps, many perhaps is what I notice about this album and that is because it isn’t really an album that makes much of an impression. It feels a bit slow and perhaps a bit tired. The lack of variation also makes the album seem a tad long, something that may also be down to the playing time being over an hour. The production is rather good though, it feels like it is competently produced and performed but the song writing is lacklustre at best. The vocals are pretty drab as well. And so it sounds like I am completely negative towards this album, which is not quite true.

The album is okay, the songs are not bad but they are not good either and I have to say that I remain unimpressed by what I am hearing. Not that what I am hearing makes much of an impression on me, it isn’t particularly memorable. It is kind of like the music goes in through the left ear and then just exits through the right without ever visiting the musical centre of the brain – and the music is almost instantly forgotten, hence my difficulties to make detailed descriptions of what I am hearing and I tend to think that this album is probably best forgotten.

Despite making this boring album I think this album will still have a few fans but I doubt that it will make much of a bigger impression on the world of music. And I think that the best course of action now is to Frisbee the disk to somewhere where I will never find it again and then enjoy a sigh of relief before getting on with the next album that has to be more interesting.





Label: Long Branch Records/SPV
Three similar bands: Type O Negative/Alice In Chains/Marilyn Manson
Rating: HH
HHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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