ALBUM OF THE WEEK: May 29th - June 4th
This week’s album is a little gimmicky and a little amazing at the same time: Dethklok’s Dethalbum. As I’m sure many of you have seen the Adult Swim TV series, Metalocalypse, some might not take the albums or the music seriously. However, while their lyrical content is ridiculous and comedic, Brendon Small can write a damn good tune.
Of course, if you have seen the series, you will be familiar with nearly all of the songs on the album. Songs like “Murmaider,” “Awaken,” and “Go Forth and Die,” are songs in the first few episodes of the first season. This album contains songs all from the first season.
If you took away the cheesy and childish lyrics, this would make for an awesome deathmetal album. “Face Fisted” and “Hatredcopter” are some of my favorite songs, but it’s obviously hard for me to sing “So strong, my face is/You punch, break fingers/Kick me, You’re limping/Stab me, You’re bleeding.” But the groove is so good!
The album stops at the Metalocalypse “Deththeme,” the introduction song to each episode. It’s fast, short, catchy, and, once you learn the lyrics, fun to cookie-monster-grumble to.