Twisted Minds - Underground Reviews

måndag 11 juni 2018


Artist: Islandrocks
Released: 2018-02-01
Style: Electro | Prog Rock
Runtime: 39:55

I've already introduced Islandrocks third full-length album Covering Horrors of the Past. And this newcomer titled 'Revisiting Odyssey's of Horrors' can almost be seen as a type of sequel to that one. This follows the same kind of ideas, consisting of cover-soundtracks on classic horror films, although this is dated in its more accurate modern mastering by multi-instrumentalist Thomas Nyholm.

Revisiting Odyssey's Of Horrors is Islandrocks fourth album, yet another tribute to old pioneers from the 70-80's cult- and horror movie composers, and in this one we throw ourselves into a smoke-filled inferno with dusty metropolitan environments, bombs, grenades, zombie-filled alleys and large green landscapes in the southwest rainforests surrounded by hungry natives ready to tear your flesh in pieces. You'll also take a quick turn around in the disco-floor with colorful rollerskating shoes, glittery jackets, wide pants and shoulder pads.

You'll get everything from electro music, progressive rock/metal and italo-disco in a wonderful mix. The runtime is short, but many memories are put in test - As a crazy 80's cineast, you'll recognize each track that's being played. Everything from Fabio Frizzi, his homeband Goblin, Riz Ortolani, Paul Zaza, The Gibbs Brothers and Franco Micalizzi to name a few of the composores, but you'll also hear an alternative heavy metal tune of The Toxic Avenger II-theme song with guest-vocalist Kribbe.

Thomas Nyholm is a real champion to unveil his own interpretations of various movie soundtracks. Instead of copying and making a plagiarism of each titles, he has managed to capture a sort of sound image that is pretty easy to recognize and what's even more fun is that he puts his own touch on everything to determine that it's just he who's the artist in front of each performed versions.

Just as Covering Horrors of the Past, you'll experience different versions of some songs, such as the alternative take of Goblins Suspiria, as well a really cool and smooth Old VHS Cassette Edition of Prom Night.

Just like anything else performed by Islandrocks, this is a great recommendation to real music connoisseurs who have the music in their blood and can feel empathy in every little chord that tones out - This is a real nostalgia shock that should be enjoyed in the best possible way.

The album has not yet been physically released, but is available through various digital music services, such as Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.


Thomas Nyholm - Everything

Label: Independent
Country: Sweden



Editor of and writer for Twisted Minds. Swedish consumer who collects odd articles and marries all abnormal creativities, whether it's music, film or literature. Former owner and writer for Surreal Goryfication and Goregasmic Cinema Magazine.