"...Monster Mash into the Fifth Dimension, SoN’s debut LP, is a pitch-perfect blend of a generous range of genres: punk, rockabilly, surf and jazz, with a tongue-and-cheek overtone. The surf-rockabilly tune 'London After Midnight,' rich with vocal harmonies, crisp, jazz-like guitar solos and Buddy Rich-inspired-showcasing on the snare drum, offers evidence of just how talented these guys are. They even fuse blues into the psychobilly style on the song 'Heartbreak From the Black Lagoon.' Muhlstein belts out teary-eyed vocals as if he were singing The Crew-Cuts’ 'Earth Angel'...”
"...Blending the sultry swagger of Stray Cats with an upbeat attack reminiscent of Phantom Rockers, SoN pull from rockabilly more than punk, which is refreshingly upbeat..."
“'MONSTER MASH INTO THE FIFTH DIMENSION' Review: "And what a monster mash it is folks! You've got a perfect mix of rockabilly and punk going on here. There's a lot of rhythm here to shake ass to or just nod your head if you're boring...Their quirky sense of humour shines through from the get-go with 'Vigilante Murder Trail'. With lyrics like 'I'm burning alive but I kinda like the smell', what's not to like?...My personal favourites are 'Heartbreak from the Black Lagoon' with its sweet instrumental part. 'Between the Eyes' where the guitar playing has this Spanish feel to it, ole! "Exhumed" feels like the climax of one those classic old horror movies, nicely creepy. And 'Watch the Skies' which addresses the age-old question of if we're alone in this universe or if there's something else out there. You know, other beings fucking up their planets and wondering if we'd like to anal probe them. Very deep questions indeed! Ahem! Anyways, this one's a keeper!"”
"...Getting into the game so young and being more than a generation apart from most of the performers they admired allowed Muhlstein and Season of Nightmares to develop some surprisingly upbeat theories about what psychobilly is, and mostly, what it can be. “With rockabilly, real rockabilly, there are only a few things you can write about—‘boppin’ all night long,’ ‘my gal,’ ‘my baby,’ ‘my car.’ There’s a lot more freedom in psychobilly. You can just sing about… life.” Muhlstein’s abnormally sunny outlook on the state of psychobilly is in complete contrast to what most people would say about it and what gives people the impression that it’s a one-trick genre. But Muhlstein and Season of Nightmares, in a way, got lucky by getting started so early. Though they have to work harder to prove themselves to their older counterparts, they’ve been largely shielded from the cynicism that surrounds psychobilly in more serious circles..."