Calabrese - The Travelling Vampire Show

Welcome to the creepy and horrific world of Calabrese, a trio from the United States whose sonority circulates around bands like The Misfits, The Cramps and The Damned. In other words, a vigorous and melodic punk-rock sound inspired by those lovely 70’s horror movies, many of them performed by the legendaries Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Do you remember those?
Curiously, Calabrese are three blood brothers consisting of guitarist and vocalist Bobby, bassist Jimmy and drummer Davey and “The Traveling Vampire Show” is already their second effort following an apparently well-received debut called “13 Halloweens”, which unfortunately never arrived to these ears.
These 12 songs about vampires, werewolves and other demonic creatures featured on “The Traveling Vampire Show” are goddamn infectious, it’s impossible to remain indifferent to the energetic rhythms and melodic and sing-along chorus that Calabrese so masterfully crafted. From its punchy riffs to the shouty choirs and samples of 70’s horror movies, the band’s homage to The Misfits, the creators of this musical strain is quite obvious. However, Calabrese are smart enough to prevent accusations of plagiarism. First, they are skilled musicians and don’t base their songs on merely three chords, secondly they posses an enormous talent to write contagious riffs and chorus. An ability Jerry Only seems to be losing throughout the years.
Calabrese’s “The Travelling Vampire Show” is a spooky and remarkable performance that I strongly recommend the punk-rock fans to attend. (7/10)

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