Album Review: The Bad Things - After The Inferno

Release date - September 16, 2014 (Silent City Records)

Described as junkyard cabaret, After The Inferno includes elements of punk, cabaret, polka and roots music in a synergetic package. 

Impressive storytelling abilities along with catchy melodies and choruses make it easy to sing along and an enjoyable ride from beginning to end.  The arrangements are tight and snappy despite the numerous moving parts.  The magic is in the simplicity that holds everything together without sounding overcrowded.  The material on this album focuses on loss, heartache, tragedy yet are full of resilience and hope.   

Be sure to catch them on September 19 at Columbia City Theater in Seattle for the album release show.

 

Review by Irvin James Wheeler