Violence Has Arrived review by GWAR

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  • Released: Nov 6, 2001
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.8 (8 votes)
GWAR: Violence Has Arrived
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Sound — 10
GWAR, as always, never fail to let the shredding manner of their sound be undermined in any way. This CD, released in 2001, is the perfect example to this. GWAR had lost most of their parodic companions (Slymenstra Hymen, Sexicutioner, Techno Destructo and such), and what was left was a more hardcore GWAR than ever heard before! Every song is catchy, and anyone will listen to this album almost every day and never grow tired of it! As usual, this CD has a little impression of a story, which gives them reason for touring the album.

Lyrics — 10
Oderus does it again, this time using a little effect on a few songs, to give his voice a little eerie feel to it. The lyrics, as usual, are full of innuendo's, and are quite funny. They may not be as slapstick as the previous albums, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The previous albums, though funny, got kinda old with their constant use of toilet humor, which is good in small doses. The songs seem to focus a little more on their own views on certain issues, and they still make complete fun out of anything and everything in a parodic manner, just a little more educated humor.

Overall Impression — 10
The Scumdogs once again prove their timeless stature in the annals of rock and roll history, beating out many of the rock, hard rock, and metal cd's that were released in 2001. My personal favorite songs on this are Immortal Corruptor(with a catchy Spanish acoustic intro), Biledriver and Abyss of Woe. And, while they lack the lovely Slymenstra, the provacotive Sexicutioner, and the deadly Techno-Destructo, GWAR(annogram for God, What an Awful Racket) succeds on landing a five sense slaughterfest that is GWAR, and has been GWAR for over twenty years. Long Live GWAR!

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    Mark-O1987666
    GWAR doesn't stand for God, Waht an Awful Racket, people just assumed that, and it's unofficially become what people think GWAR stands for. It stands for nothing, and the name came from the sound that all old horror movie monsters used to make, and used to be called GWAGHHH!, but they changed it Still a great band, and an amazing album
    W.h.o.r.EGuitar
    Yeah alot of people are like, "Gwar sux, what r they talkin about?" and I'm Like "If u don't get it, too bad!" but their musicians are awesome w/o a doubt!
    CPDmusic
    Mark-O1987666 wrote: GWAR doesn't stand for God, Waht an Awful Racket, people just assumed that, and it's unofficially become what people think GWAR stands for. It stands for nothing, and the name came from the sound that all old horror movie monsters used to make, and used to be called GWAGHHH!, but they changed it Still a great band, and an amazing album
    According to Oderus, Gwar is short for GGGWWWAAARRR!!!