DETHKLOK – The Dethalbum

The Dethalbum features songs by the animated five-piece “extreme metal” band, DETHKLOK, from the Metalocalypse animated series, a show that’s really about the comedy of this abrasive genre of music we know and love. While DETHKLOK is supposed to be the biggest, heaviest, most brutal band on the planet, their music doesn’t quite convey that. There aren’t blast-beats, tempos are about OBITUARY “fast,” and some of the riffs/leads are a little too easy on the ears (think ARCH ENEMY). But that’s if you’re a seasoned metal bastard. Fans of the show who may not be quite familiar with the real “dark side” of metal, will find The Dethalbum to be delightfully dark and destructive. Songs are still true to extreme metal form. Guitars are downtuned, drum god Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ex-DEATH) pounds heavily, leads are flashy and tastefully executed by show creator, Brandon Small, (who sings and plays all instruments, except drums)…and the lyrics even revolve around the familiar theme of death (surprise, surprise)! Those familiar with the show will recall “Murmaider” from the Dethwater episode, “Awaken” from the Dethtroll episode, and “Birthday Dethday” from the Happy Dethday episode, (amongst others) from the show. Despite some impressive guitar noodling by Small, DETHKLOK‘s musical and lyrical intelligence hover quite low, which aid in capturing the sometimes ridiculousness of extreme metal. The Dethalbum is an enjoyable album that is a necessary companion piece for fans of Metalocalypse (especially the deluxe edition which comes with the “Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle” from the show’s pilot). Others, however, will be lost on the stupidly, humorous innuendo. (Williams Street)

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  2. If you do like them you taste is planted firmly up your arse along with your boyfriends cock. Fucking cocksmoker

  3. Really? Those are the comments posted? I mean come on seriously. The aulbum is actually put together pretty well. If you don’t like them..than you don’t like them..if you do..than you do….I would swear that the 4 previous comments were posted by 13 year old children.

    Fuck.

    You have to keep in mind this aulbum was created for more of a main-stream mass than the general metal aulbum. The average Metalocalypse fan isn’t going to get, or enjoy the standard metal sound.

    Overall I think it is pretty good and put together smartly.

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  5. This is a fucking pop album. Best thing about it is Gene Hoglan, and I even started losing intrest in him after Dark Angel split up.

  6. While this may not appeal to many old school, strictly-technical-TRUE-metal fans, it is a great way to get more mainstream music fans into the metal scene. As we all know, metal is an acquired taste, and the more they listen to DETHKLOK, the more they will want to get their grubby commercial-bullshit-grabbing hands on REAL metal. So, in a way, this is a great album. Also, Brendon Small’s prowess on the guitar is evident in the soloing and clever, if very simple riffing. I like it. Chalk some points up for metal!

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