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  • Writer's pictureSammie Starr

EP Review: 'Love Death Blood'

LeBrock member Shaun Phillips extends his creativity to his new solo project, House of Serpents, and socio-horror EP, Love Death Blood.



Lebrock has been a prominent force in the electronic rock genre, showcasing remarkable musicianship combining melodic rock riffs, shimmering synthwave melodies, and impactful lyricism since the band's inception in 2019. Now, one of the act's members, Shaun Phillips, has decided to explore a different kind of artistry outside of Lebrock. Turning to synths, rock, and horror to create a new side-project called House of Serpents, the EP is a unique expression of Phillips' creativity and tells a different story in his career: Life Death Blood.


"Ritual" is one of the EP's most stunning moments. Phillips intertwines some of his finest creative energy alongside Battlejuice to produce one of the best and most genuine audio experiences on the EP, with a magnificent blend of raw 80s glam rock guitars and bygone synthesizers that sounds like it was made for an 80s cinematic horror experience.

Phillips showcases his talent for seamlessly blending ethereal and gritty elements from the start of the EP, "Underneath." His signature multi-dimensional vocals and finely crafted lyrics shine through, making for a powerful and captivating opening that sets the stage for other memorable moments to follow.

"Ritual" is one of the EP's most stunning moments. Phillips intertwines some of his finest creative energy alongside Battlejuice to produce one of the best and most genuine audio experiences on the EP, with a magnificent blend of raw 80s glam rock guitars and bygone synthesizers that sounds like it was made for an 80s cinematic horror experience.

Phillips continues his exploration with synths and retrowave with "Nocturnal" and "I Ran" by 1982's A Flock of Seagulls. As he takes on one of the era's most popular hits, Phillips maintains a steady kinetic display of alternative and rock influences while seamlessly integrating numerous cathodic elements and Phillips delivers this last satisfying final experience without fail.

Love Death Blood is a four-track journey into the tenebrous realms of love and horror, transporting the listener back to classic rock with technical finesse and flair. Love Death Blood delivers on this and more as a side project, paving the way for other solo releases from the artist in the future.



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