Album review: Darkc3ll | Haunted Reality

Darkc3ll are one of those bands. When they set out to release a new album it’s like an event.

So when it came to getting my hands on a copy of their latest album Haunted Reality I was keen to hear what the Gold Coast – Brisbane industrial maniacs had in store for their fans in time for the release date of Halloween.

A few months ago Darkc3ll released the single Preacher, accompanied by one hell of a video clip which definitely got people excited for the upcoming release. While it is a stand out track, the album itself has some real kick ass songs that would definitely stand on their own if the band chose to release them all individually as singles.

Haunted Reality starts off with the instrumental title track that sets the tone before kicking into gear with my personal favourite song from the album Stitch Your Heart which has one of the catchiest choruses I have heard in a long time.

Other highlights personally were Vampire Nation, Creepshow and the latest single released Toxic Mutant Hero which especially struck a chord with me due to my love of Troma and the Toxic Avenger.

Frontman Jesse Dracman lets loose on your imagination with lyrics that allude that there is a lot more going on beneath the already dark surface of tales of monsters and things that go bump in the night.

From start to finish the album holds your attention and delivers some of the best songwriting of its genre.

It’s also a hell of a lot of fun and sounds amazing when you turn it up loud.

The production is damn impressive with the recording taking place in the band’s own headquarters RTD Studios, where they have also delivered top notch releases on many occasions for other artists.

Even though Darkc3ll have been doing this for a while now it feels like they evolve with each release and this is evident in Haunted Reality.

If there is one thing they are good at it’s writing songs with extremely catchy hooks on an international level that keep their fans coming back for more.

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