Horror Wrestling

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Horror Wrestling
Studio album by Drain sth
Released June 5, 1996
Recorded Decibel Studio in Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Alternative metal
Grunge
Length 63:35 (1998 re-release)
Label MVG Records
Producer Drain STH and Adam Kviman
Drain sth chronology
Serve the Shame
(1993)
Horror Wrestling
(1996)
Freaks of Nature
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B- link

Horror Wrestling is the first studio album by the Swedish all-female Grunge/Metal band Drain STH, released on June 5, 1996 (see 1996 in music). It was the band's first full album, following the Serve the Shame EP released three years previous.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Don't Mind" (lyrics: Sjöholm; music: Drain STH) 3:43
  2. "Smile" (lyrics: Sjöholm; music: Axén, Kjellberg) 4:14
  3. "Serve the Shame" (lyrics & music: Sjöholm) 3:57
  4. "Mirror's Eyes" (miscredited as "Mirror's Smile" on the back of the 1998 album) (lyrics: Sjöholm; music: Drain STH) 3:57
  5. "Someone" (lyrics: Axén; music: Axén, Kjellberg) 4:24
  6. "Crucified" (lyrics: Axén; music: Axén, Canel) 4:09
  7. "Stench" (lyrics: Axén; music: Axén, Canel) 4:59
  8. "Crack the Liar's Smile" (lyrics: Sjöholm; music: Kjellberg) 4:01
  9. "Klotera" (lyrics: Axén; music: Axén, Canel, Kjellberg) 3:46
  10. "Mind Over Body" (lyrics: Axén; music: Axén, Canel) 5:38
  11. "Unforgiving Hours" (lyrics: Axén; music: Axén, Kjellberg) 4:53
  12. "Unreal" (lyrics: Axén; music: Axén, Kjellberg) 4:48
  13. "(So I Will Burn) Alone" (lyrics: Axén; music: Axén, Canel, Kjellberg) 4:29

The album was reissued in 1998 with an orange cover & two bonus tracks:


The Crack the Liar's Smile single included a bonus track called Without Eyes. It was recorded during the Horror Wrestling sessions, but had not previously been released.

A 2-track single for Serve the Shame was also released. This included the acoustic version heard on the reissued of Horror Wrestling, as well as an unplugged version of the track.

Personnel[edit]

  • Maria Sjöholm: vocals
  • Flavia Canel: guitar
  • Anna Kjellberg: bass
  • Martina Axén: drums, backing vocals

Additional Personnel:

  • Nico Elgstrand: acoustic guitar on "Crack the Liar's Smile," "Mirror's Eyes," and "Unforgiving Hours"
  • Sebastian Öberg: cello on "I Don't Mind," "Mind Over Body," "Unforgiving Hours" and "Unreal"
  • Orjan Örnkloo: samples on "I Don't Mind"

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