Required Listening: Chiodos – “Why The Munsters Matter”

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Along with the band’s exciting tour announcement, a second song off Chiodos‘ highly-anticipated new album has found its way online ahead of the record’s April 1 street date and it’s streaming over at AbsolutePunk along with its accompanying video.

“Why The Munsters Matter” has already become one of our favorite singles of 2014. The track finds the Craig Owens-fronted version of Chiodos channeling their Bone Palace Ballet sound into a song that questions the meaning of existence. It begins simply enough with hints of ballad-like influence, but as the song builds you realize there is much more going on than your basic song structure. Chiodos have a knack for creating larger-than-life offerings, and that is exactly what you find on “Why The Munsters Matter.” You can stream the song via classic horror-inspired music video below.

Devil is available for pre-order now on iTunes. Physical pre-orders are also finally available over at Merchnow with many bundle options to choose from.

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  • HaulixJames

    I like this track a lot more than ‘Ole Fishlips’

  • Brian Lion

    Neither of the two tracks have wowed me entirely but I still think I like the first better than this. It may grow on me but this one feels too repetitive and I liked the “breakdown” in “Ole Fishlips” a lot better. Overall though, I’m disappointed to not be hearing much Erak influence in the guitar work and I hope that this structure of pop into brief breakdown at the end isn’t going to dominate the whole album. I just want more heaviness. With all that said, I ordered the vinyl anyway with hopes that I’ll enjoy it more as a whole.

  • Brian Lion

    Well I heard 4 more tracks and had to cancel my pre-order. At this point, two thirds of what I’ve heard from ‘Devil’ is really awful both musically and lyrically. It’s a damn shame.

  • Kriston McConnell

    Oh no :( Well I’m going to keep an open mind until I hear some more songs.