Dead Girls Corp
Bloody Noses and Hand Grenades

1. Dead Girl
2. From the Bottom
3. X's No O'S
4. Alleys of Death
5. Ask for It
6. Flesh for Fantasy
7. Cant Change
8. Promise Me
9. Vday
10. Just the Same
11. Dynamite
12. Worth

Toddy T. – Vocals
Bruce Miyaki – Bass
Dave Teague – Guitars
Dead Girl Mel McFail – Drums

I Like Daisies (2004)
Stompin' the Daisies (2007)
The Wicked Don't Sleep (2009)



Released 2019-03-01
Reviewed 2019-05-09


Watch out for bloody noses and hand grenades when Dead Girls Corp drop the new album called Bloody Noses and Hand Grenades. And it is explosive, at least in parts. The cover is pretty cool and perhaps depicts the band’s drummer who is the dead girl of the quartet who hasn’t released an album in about a decade. 2009 the latest album before this one dropped so it has been a while since we last heard from them. Now they give us a dozen tracks and about 45 minutes of music.

Gothic or industrial rock/metal is probably the way to describe this in general terms. Then there are those little dimensions of synthpop and many other little touches that widen the spectrum of the music by this quartet. The singer is good, fairly typical of the industrial style but good nonetheless. I think the band’s soundscape brings the likes of Marilyn Manson to mind but also gothic metal and that kind of thing. They might not be very easy to just label in one word but their music isn’t really that ground breaking anyway – it is rather predictable I think and while they have some fresh ideas it often takes paths used by most similar bands making their music kind of middle-of-the-road and not really a standout performance.

It is a good album with good songs, strong in most regards and really well put together. There are many positives to bring up about this album but the longevity of it isn’t one of those, I grow pretty tired with the album rather fast. When you have played through the album a few times you begin to notice that there are no real standout material here, the songs are good but not great and there are some great parts but most of it is fairly generic. There are some good seeds here but the album as a whole feels like something you play for a while and like and then forget about it. It is easy to like from the first time you play it and then as easy to forget when not playing it.

If you prefer goth or industrial rock/metal it should be a fairly safe bet for you, chances are that you will find it more than agreeable. For the critic it lacks the edge that makes good albums great and I didn’t really feel like playing it for the last part of writing this review as I was quite fed up with it after hearing it about ten times in the last few days. It may not really be as explosive as the title could indicate but it is a good album that will be liked by most.





Label: Monsterman Records / EMP Label Group
Three similar bands: Marilyn Manson/Florian Grey/Billy Idol
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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