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Epic. Just plain epic.... - 97%

NightmarePersona, April 13th, 2010

Very few albums come around that can truly be described as "epic". Sometimes people will describe albums as epic simply because it is good, but a truly epic album is a rare one. This is an epic album. It is both memorable, technical, and just plain awesome, but overall it will have you walking away thinking "Holy shit.... What kind of metal genius wrote that masterpiece?". And you might be surprised to hear that on a Gwar review, But if you've heard this album you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.


First off you might be wondering, "Wait. Technical?" Yep. This Gwar release is quite a bit more technical than you'd expect. Gwar is going in a new and technical direction, and I for one love it. Everything is getting trashier and darker, and that can never be a bad thing, right? Don't get me wrong, Gwar is still Gwar and the lyrics are still in that good old Gwar style. But expect to be hearing a lot more praise for their technical side. Seriously. Cory Smoot is one hell of a guitarist. But really, if i was to have one complain with this album it would be his singing. Just leave that to Oderus, PLEASE.


As for the rest of the crew: Dave Brockie (Oderus) Is still an awesome vocalist, Mike Derks (Balsac) Provides some amazing rhythm guitar work, Casey Orr (Beefcake) plays the bass with skill and is audible most of the time, And Brad Roberts (Jizmak) backs up the band with some pretty brutal beats, All in all, Gwar is one solid package with some damn good musicians, and i think its about time they get some respect in the metal community.

This whole album is memorable and catchy, but if i had to pick some stand out tracks they would be sing-along trashfest that is "Where is Zog" Complete with the awesome outro dialogue, my favorite song on the album "Metal Metal Land", the awesome song "The UberKlaw", And the epic title track "Lust in Space". The worst song would have to be "The Price of Peace" Because Cory Smoot handles all of the vocals. It would be a really kick ass song of Dave handled the vocals, but no..... Still a pretty good song though. Overall, this album rocks. The only reason i can't give a perfect 100 is because of Cory Smoot's horrible occasional vocals. Go and get it so you too can enjoy the awesome. Gwar's best to date. It'll be interesting to see what glorious masterpiece they put out next. A near-perfect 97/100.