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Evil Blizzard: Everybody Come To Church

Deeply weird weirdness baked to perfection.

If Banksy were to pick a house band for his (her? their?) Dismal and theme park exhibit, he (she? they?) could do much worse than to enlist the enigmatic Evil Blizzard, a band thrumming with dystopian menace and madness.

With four bass players, a singing drummer, nightmarish masks and rumbling, avant-garde post-punk noise, it’s the kind of thing that makes you miss John Peel.

There are echoes of Killing Joke and PIL in their doomy, chaotic approach to rock, the deepest, darkest dub of Spread The Fear inciting uprising, opener Are You Evil? ending in a hail of maniacal laughter and Stupid People floating on an Ozzy-style whine of a vocal.

Everybody Come To Church is designed to be repellant to the bovine majority, but if the world’s going to burn, it comes as a perfect soundtrack.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.