June 12, 2013
The band Vampires Everywhere! leaped into the metal scene in winter of 2010, with their debut EP Lost in the Shadows. Drawing from the genres of metal core, horror punk, industrial rock and shock rock, Vampires Everywhere! have made two full length albums to date. The up-and-coming band is frequently compared to Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails and Rob Zombie, all of which can be heard on the music channels offered though www.direct2tv.com.
The band’s first single, “Immortal Love”, has also proved to be one of their most enduring songs. “Immortal Love” single-handedly catapulted the band into the spotlight. The music video for the song was instrumental in this process. The “Immortal Love” video appeared on MTV 2′s Headbanger’s Ball in early 2010.
“Immortal Love” is featured on the band’s first full length album Kiss the Sun Goodbye. This album also includes another of Vampires Everywhere!’s best songs: “Undead Heart.” This second song draws from the same pool of horror movie inspiration that made the band notable. However, “Undead Heart” is a more subtle, sophisticated take on the same material.
With their second album Hellbound and Heartless, the band has taken a slightly different tack. Hellbound and Heartless features a sound that’s less classic metal and more experimental noise music. Overall, the songs on this album draw less directly from the vampire mythos and explore a broader range of themes. All of them, however, are reliably dark.
The most underrated song on the album is undoubtedly the cover of Nirvana’s “Rape Me.” While grunge purists have disdained this version as unworthy of the classic song, Vampire Everywhere! has proved that they have the creative power and courage to turn old music fresh again.
The single “I Can’t Breathe” has received a lot of praise and attention. There’s no question that it’s a solid song and an excellent listen. While the song might be said to be less original than many of Vampires Everywhere!’s other songs, the technical mastery on display in “I Can’t Breathe” is indisputable. However, it pales in comparison to the true gem on this album, the breathtaking “Drug of Choice.” Even people who do not typically enjoy metal should give this dazzling song a listen.