Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dusting Off a Cassette Pt. 7: Gwar: Ragnarok

Next up in this series is Gwar's Ragnarok. This one is kind of weird. Gwar has never really been a band to take seriously. They tend to be more interested in shocking people and putting on a show than putting together great albums. This album is no exception as it contains many different influences other than metal. Gwar is not one of my favorite bands, although seeing them in concert would be interesting. Many of the riffs are fairly simple and as mentioned earlier there are influences from surf, punk, and even hip hop here. The lyrics are mostly somewhat humorous, detailing more tales of the alien alter-egos of the band. There are some very memorable sngs such as "Meat Sandwich", "Warghoul", and "Nudged". Ultimately though, this album is such an odd collection that it is not truly easy to listen to.

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