Tuesday, 17 November 2015

GWAR

























"ragnarök"
Year:  1995
Country:  US
City:  Richmond
Label:  Metal Blade
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  42 min.
Lyrical themes:  parody, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:         Hardcore




























Do not to confuse GWAR use to record music more Metal oriented, but the true is these three albums are in fact closer to hardcore punk than Metal. Apart this mixture or "crossover" GWAR use also to add another elements, influences or just little touches from funky to reggae to classic rock, to mention some ones. About lyrical themes, GWAR are neither the typical band, so they write songs completly oriented to parody, absurd humor or just for laughs, but also some songs are more hardcore in the sense of social issues, politics, etc. Finally they add to this mix of things their spectacular performace which can to remind some kind of gore with sense of humor or even some experimental  tribal bands as La Fura Dels Baus or similars. Sure they merit to see them in live concert.
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"This toilet earth"
Year:  1994
Country:  US
City:  Richmond
Label:  Metal Blade
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  44 min.
Lyrical themes:  parody, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:         Hardcore





























Different than the rest of GWAR discography, these two albums here don't sound heavy metal but a kind of hardcore, punk, thrash metal and hard-rock. "This toilet earth" sound more or less similar to "America must be destroyed" but here we can also hear saxos, flutes and simillar instruments. It seem few ska or soul touches. About lyrical themes and aesthetics the band continues with its original parody. Great album too.
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"America must be destroyed"
Year:  1991
Country:  US
City:  Richmond
Label:  Metal Blade
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  62 min.
Lyrical themes:  parody, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore





























GWAR is a satirical thrash metal punk band formed in 1986 by a group of artists and musicians at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. The band is perhaps best known for their elaborate sci-fi/horror film inspired costumes, raunchy lyrics, and graphic stage performances, which can consist of scatology, sadomasochism, necrophilia, paedo-necrophilia, beastio-necrophilia, fire dancing, fake pagan rituals, mock executions/mutilations, and other controversial violent and political themes. GWAR was, for a long time, on the leading edge of shock rock, going as far as appearing on Jerry Springer in character and in full costume during the mid-1990s.
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