Zebrahead - Postcards From Hell
Reviewed by Dave on 25th October 2006
Zebrahead are a punk/rap fusion band, and if there is one thing I have learnt from my time here at rawkstar and just generally listening to music it's this: "Beware 'fusion' bands".
The first time I heard Zebrahead was at university whilst I was doing a radio show, someone suggested we played a track by them and we did, that track was "Hello Goodbye", and to be fair I didn't dislike the song but neither did I rush out to buy the album. "Postcards from Hell" features typically fast paced punk guitar riffs, and equally fast paced vocals that during the chorus slow and soar much like My Chemical Romance or Panic! At the Disco.
The second track "Riot Girl", a previously unreleased track, is more of the same, although it sounds much less polished than "Postcards from Hell", it has a far more down and dirty sound to it, but the fast paced guitar riffs are here as well, along with the fast paced shouty-screamy vocals.
Whilst the songs are entertaining in their own right, and to be fair if I were in a nightclub and drunk I would quite happily bounce around in a vague attempt at dancing, they offer nothing new. They sound like other punk bands there is no development in the sound of the genre and the genre is fast becoming stale.