review :: Royce Icon
Fear of Dolls Are certainly something else. They combine a lot of elements that you wouldn't think could go together, such as creepy and playful female vocals somewhat reminiscent of Jessicka from goth rock band Jack Off Jill and slow weird grooves ala Tom Waits but they somehow make it work perfectly.
"Lullabies for aborted children" is the newest release from this Seattle based project and it contains 9 new tracks including a creepy cover f The Rolling Stones song "Sister Morphine". Bonni Suval's vocals on this disc are at times actually quite unsettling (especially when she screams) and I love the overall unique weirdness of the music, the way they morph the guitar and use toy pianos and such in a very effective way. It's very slow and jangly, like some very bizarre alien jam.
Listening to this album is kind of what I think you would hear if you were able to distill the essence of the sideshow carnival and transform it into a rock band. I can keep comparing Fear of Dolls to other bands, but it simply isn't fair because they are doing their completely own thing. If you like music that is creepy, unsettling, playful and generally original and intense, pick up a copy of "Lullabies for aborted children" today.