GWAR

The Blood Of Gods

Classic Rock - - THE HARD STUFF ALBUMS -

The his­tory of GWAR is lit­tered with fake blood, death, jizz, men­strual blood, un­speak­able gunk shot out of cod­pieces and bras, heroin over­doses (founder mem­ber Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungu, died in 2014), sea­weed ex­tract, out­ra­geous cos­tumes and the odd piece of pub­lic fig­ure mu­ti­la­tion.

As such, this long-stand­ing band were ahead of their time when they started out with the mor­bid comic de­bauch­ery of de­but al­bum Hell-O! (1988), pre­dat­ing Game Of Thrones, for one, by sev­eral decades.

Over the years, GWAR’s sound has be­come cod­i­fied into a Can­ni­bal Corpse/Sab­bath­style thrash metal, mostly un­lis­ten­able but pleas­ingly dark and numb­skull none­the­less.

The song ti­tles may be a lit­tle lack­ing this time round (although The Sor­did So­lil­o­quy Of Saw­borg Destructo makes up for it), but The Blood of Gods is more of the same mon­strous bilge.

everett true

More gory metal.

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