Peace Love Death Metal review by Eagles of Death Metal

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  • Released: Mar 23, 2004
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.5 (34 votes)
Eagles of Death Metal: Peace Love Death Metal

Sound — 9
Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme's side project, the puzzlingly named Eagles Of Death Metal, have an appealing rockabilly, rock and roll sound to them, which is very refreshing in today's day and age. They play sleaze-ball rock, with fuzzy guitars and sloppy solos, and make no aplologies for it. They are a great band and are currently opening for The Strokes on their N. American Tour.

Lyrics — 8
The lyrics follow the same sleaze-rock formula that the band abides by, with most songs about either sex or the devil. Although not the most tasteful lyrics ever written, it provides a fun addition to the fuzzed out guitars and killer rhythm section. Singer/guitarist Jesse Hughes actually sounds a lot like Josh Homme on tracks like "Speaking In Tongues" and "So Easy."

Overall Impression — 9
I personally prefer this album to their latest effort "Death By Sexy," and though some of the songs sound similar, it makes for an entertaining, exhilerating listen. They have a pretty fresh sound, so I suggest you check them out.

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    Rune Playaz wrote: ...true, but their anem is Eagles of Death Metal,, they arent even death metal..
    the eagles are a very mellow band and death metal is very aggressive. together they kind of balance out, creating the type of sound eodm have. anyway, awesome band.
    If you guys haven't heard any of their desert sessions cds listen to them now!! They have so many kick ass riffs and solos. Also every kyuss song is good, though I don't like queens of the stone age? Anyways check out Desert Sessions and Kyuss if you like Eagles of Death Metal.
    theres a story to there name, i shant explain but it as in there the eagles (the band the eagles) of death metal. its like saying Dennys is the ford pinto of breakfast joints
    They made their name when the main guy (Yeah, the guy from QOSA, I think it was him) got in an arguement with a drunk guy who claimed that poison was death metal. The main guy said that poison were the eagles of death metal, and liked the concept so he set out to make an album as if The Eagles did Death Metal. Get over it if they're not death metal and appreciate other genres. Or just read up before getting albums.
    i've read that the name was brought up because Josh Homme was being introduced to Vader (Polish death metal band) by someone who thought the band was the shit, and in return Josh Homme told the guy that Vader sounded like the Eagles of death metal.
    I'm loving the 7.2 rating. This was the first EODM album review on UG, so it was the one that got all the 'OMG this isn't METUHL' shit. Probably my favourite of theirs, really.
    Why is this on the front page? This album is old. Their newest album 'Death by Sexy' should be up here.
    it doesnt matter which cd its showing. this band sux. how can they even call themselves "death metal"