Wicked Little Dolls are a New York based band and their self titled debut album was released in 2006. They rapidly became one of my favourite bands and I've played their CD to death. Wicked Little Dolls is an appropiate name for a band that is so charming and deadly. Lead singer Scareifina has that demonic little girl voice popularised by Jessicka of Jack Off Jill --- even when she screams obscenities and spits threats out there's a certain sweetness to it like poisoned candy. Musically, the band are on top form pounding out infectious tunes with a strong metal influence. I do agree with other reviews that say they sound like Jack Off Jill but in my book that can only ever be a good thing and I don't see why a great band like Jack Off Jill shouldn't inspire or influence other bands. Although I think WLD have more of a glam/punk tinge to their metal sound and their horror imagery is more overt and tongue in cheek. Their songs are dark and sharp, fabulously catchy anthems to glitter Goth trash dolls and wicked toys that should appeal to a wider audience.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN MAY 2008.