This is a punk record. Not new wave, not post-punk, skater punk, old school punk or even technical hardcore punk with essence of metal. No, it’s punk. A genre that harks back to a time when there wasn’t a multitude of sub-genres, and a record that is at much at home today as it would have been back then.
Dreams of Carnage formed in 1982 and re-formed about four years ago for a bit of fun and are still at it. The album is a great play, with songs covering topics such as Sunday School and how to dispose of your partners dog because it gets more attention than you. Yes, the lyrics are sinister and are sung with a sneer but there’s an underlying humour, albeit a dark humour, in the words. The guitar is reminiscent of early stuff from The Damned – a mixture of Brian James and Captain Sensible.
I’m In Your Garden is available as a CD from the band or via the bands Bandcamp page.