- Released: November 14, 2006
- Label: Metal Blade
Alternative Press - p.136
"Thrashing guitars, guttural yelps iced with the occasional melodic vocal chorus, and a penchant for verbose song titles....A solid second album."
CMJ - p.24
"The album's uber-slick-production polishes every note, riff and beat until crystal clear..."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.50
"[With] great songs, a predilection for OTT guitar harmonies and a vocalist who knows his death metal..."
- 1.Sharks in Your Mouth
- 2.Say Goodbye
- 4.Your Shirt Would Look Better With a Columbian Neck-Tie
- 5.The Deepest Sleep
- 6.Bet It All on Black
- 7.Headfirst From a Hangman's Noose
- 8.Sleepless Nights and City Lights
- 9.Slain Upon My Faithful Sword
- 10.Like Nails to a Casket
- 11.There Will Be No Violins When You Die
Personnel: Jona Weinhofen (vocals, keyboards); Fredrik Nordstr?m (piano); Sean Kennedy (bass guitar).
Audio Mixers: Fredrik Nordstr?m ; Patrik J. Sten.
Recording information: Studio Fredman, Gothenburg, Sweden (09/2005-02/2006).
Photographers: Peter Fisher; Ronald Douglas.
The debut album from Australian metalcore outfit I Killed the Prom Queen showed that the quintet was out to give the American and European competition a run for its money. The band's sophomore effort, MUSIC FOR THE RECENTLY DECEASED, does much the same, delivering 11 songs of furious power, melodic hooks, tight musicianship, and crushing breakdowns. IKTPQ employs elements of death metal, screamo, and hardcore punk, but balances each of these in a way that brings something fresh to the nu-metal arena. Although the album treads over some of the same territory as its predecessor, that shouldn't dissuade metalcore fanatics from giving it a spin.