Album Reviews

The Devil’s Outlaws
Thee Merry Widows – The Devil’s Outlaws
6.5
 on
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 14:29
submitted by
Thomas

America’s first all-female psychobilly is back for another round of waking the dead and drinking blood. The new album is called “The Devil’s Outlaws” and the album cover seems to be inspired by Tarantino’s “Death Proof”. And just like that wasn’t Tarantino’s best, neither is this the best Merry Widows album.

Their psychobilly is a little spiked with surf, garage and horrorpunk but it sounds a little too basic to be really engaging. The rhythms are kept very simple and monotonous and the buzzing guitars sound the same in all of the songs. They do however have a good sense of melody and know how to sneak some cool solos into their songs. Not a bad album, I’m sure the real psychobilly fans will lap this up but overall I think that these ladies are a lot more fun on the stage rather than on their album.