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This is a new GWAR - 90%

MorbidPickle, January 4th, 2005

*note: I wrote this before War Party came out. Keep that in mind.

This album is a bit of a change for GWAR. I've always said that they could be as good as Slayer if they weren't too busy fucking around and just being strange. On this album it seems like they’ve done just that, cut back on the fucking around and focused more on playing some good, fast thrash. This is probably their most technical album yet, they play some really good solos throughout the album and their overall ability seems to have risen somewhat. Oh, sure it's still the GWAR we all know and love, and they're still funny as hell but they've taken their playing more seriously. There are some really fast solos in a few of their songs, something I haven't heard too much of in past GWAR albums. It's much heavier too, more thrashy than their other stuff. Lyrically, the album is just ridiculous, but again, that’s what we’ve come to expect and love about GWAR. Overall I give this album a 9/10. It’s one of the first metal albums I had, and it’s still one of my favourites.