Released in 1981 on Bemisbrain Records (and reissued in '97 by Time Bomb Recordings), Hell Comes To Your House is an absolutely flawless album. Boasting contributions from the greatest names in the then-flourishing American West Coast “Deathrock” scene (Christian Death, 45 Grave, Super Heroines, the somewhat-out-of-place Social Distortion and Red Cross), this compilation remains essential listening for adventurous music fans 30 years after its original release.
The Best of The Best: Without a doubt, the greatest stars of Hell Comes To Your House are the ladies. Led by Kat Arthur, the amazing Legal Weapon raise the bar with “Daddy's Gone Mad,” while Super Heroines leader and future Goth goddess Eva O. brings her deep voice and sinister guitar to the party with “Death On The Elevator” and “Embalmed Love.” As impressive as these tracks are, nothing competes with the jaw-dropping triple-shot of perfection delivered by Dinah Cancer and the incomparable 45 Grave. Like Killing Joke meeting the Shangri-Las at Lou Reed's sleepover, “Evil,” “Concerned Citizen” and “45 Grave” still sound ahead of their time three decades later. The drumming? Exquisite magic courtesy of Germs timekeeper and living art project, Don Bolles.
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