3/9/2007 - Review by: Death Metal Shawn
LORDI - The Arockalypse - 2006 - The End Records
"Bringing Back The Balls To Rock" is an assault of those in the industry who have softened rock music to the point of near obsolescence. Songs like that need to be written, and they damn sure need to be heard by a wider audience. It has a near-SPINAL TAP vibe in it's humor, but contains a necessary message as well. "Hard Rock Hallelujah" has a very catchy hook. That chorus is like a cranial adhesive. The very same could be said for "Who's Your Daddy?" (And as to play spolier here, the answer is 'Satan's your daddy').
Again, musically, this band straddles the line between rock and metal. You could say it has the balls and volume of metal, but with a rock ethic. The band no doubt has etched itself the status of 'novelty act', but with that said, some of these songs are very solid. This album ranked #6 in my year end countdown in 2006. That has to mean something.
--DEATH METAL SHAWN 03.03.07
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