Holiday Bizarre #19: A Very Scary Solstice

Christmas needs more Cthulhu! The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society delivered with this wonderful novelty CD inspired by Lovecraft’s stories and set to traditional Christmas music. The great old ones would approve. The songs draw not only on Lovecraft’s characters but also the themes he used in his writings. The album is incredibly well done; the lyrics and music fuse together nicely. The subject matter does not stand out against the musical content, surprisingly it all goes together really well. If you were not paying attention to the lyrics you wouldn’t notice anything out of place from a normal Christmas song. It’s very dark in tone, many of the lyrics discuss the macabre, and it’s pretty genius when the dark and disturbing lyrics are paired against the cheery Christmas songs.If you purchase the album, it also comes with a handy little songbook that contains word pronunciations and lyrics. If you are at all a fan of Lovecraft’s work you will appreciate this. This CD is awesome and I really don’t have too much else to say, you really need to hear it for yourself.

PS This is officially added to my Christmas wish list:

 

My Favorite:

Full Track Listing:

“Have Yourself A Very Scary Solstice” – 2:30
“Freddy The Red Brain Mi-Go” – 1:24
“The Great Old Ones Are Coming To Town” – 1:11
“The Carol of the Old Ones” – 1:16
“Silent Night, Blasphemous Night” – 2:12
“Awake Ye Scary Great Old Ones” – 1:30
“Mi-Go We Have Heard On High” – 1:15
“The Shoggoth Song” – 0:44
“It’s the Most Horrible Time of the Year” – 1:23
“Es Y’Golonac” – 1:21
“Away In A Madhouse” – 1:14
“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Fishmen” – 1:42
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Yog-Sothoth” – 1:18
“Oh Come All Ye Old Ones” – 1:28
“I’m Dreaming of a Dead City” – 3:15
“Dance of the Cultists” – 1:01
“He’ll Be Back For Solstice” – 1:50
“Mythos of a King” – 2:08
“Here Comes Yog-Sothoth” – 0:23
“Little Rare Book Room” – 3:17
“Demon Sultan Azathoth” – 1:01
“Tentacles” – 1:21
“Do You Fear What I Fear” – 1:39
“Cthulhu Lives!” – 0:47
“Oh Cthulhu” – 3:21