Though 40 years have passed between albums, roots reggae legend Max
Romeo's latest picks up right where the classic Lee “Scratch”
Perry-produced War Ina Babylon left off.
If you’ve not heard Max Romeo’s 1976 classic Lee “Scratch” Perry produced War Ina Babylon, please do so before taking a listen to Horror Zone. It
will clearly demonstrate that this is not a comeback album. Though it
has been 40 years, this record is simply picking up where War left
off: an exhilarating collection of roots and reggae. Romeo, he of more
than two dozen albums and countless singles—the most famous of which
being the Jay Z-sampled “Chase the Devil”—has
been making and performing music in Jamaica and around the world for
half a century, and that same number of years could be applied to many
of the contributing artists on this record as well as the equipment used
to make the thing.