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Release date: 2001
Style: Alternative metal, Thrash metal, Hardcore, Punk


7.3 | 42 votes


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01. Hell Intro
02. Battle Lust
03. Abyss Of Woe
04. Anti-Anti Christ
05. The Apes Of Wrath
06. Immortal Corrupter
07. Beauteous Rot
08. Licksore
09. Bloody Mary
10. Bile Driver
11. The Wheel
12. The Song Of Words
13. Happy Death-Day


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GWAR - the sickest and perhaps weirdest band in the world. What happened to them? They used to be very popular back in the early nineties but now no one really knows anything about them (except for the die-hard fan base that they have in San Francisco and people like myself). Well, I think I know what happened to them: while post-"America Must Be Destroyed" albums were really good, they just weren't metal anymore. GWAR has jumped onto the hardcore/punk bandwagon (even such obscure comparisons as GWAR and The Aquabats have appeared). The only problem with that was that most of the GWAR fans were thrash fans and albums like "Scumdogs of the Universe" or the superb "America Must Be Destroyed" blew their hats off by the band's aggressive, punchy thrash assault with novelty lyrics. Later on, GWAR still included an average of about 2 thrash songs per album; however that was nowhere near enough. Well, here is the good news: "Violence Has Arrived" is back-to-the-roots, aggressive thrash metal with some very well placed hardcore motives. In other words: the Scumdogs are back with a vengeance!

published 05.01.2006 | Comments (1)


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musicalkaratekid - 05.05.2016 at 21:22  
Rating: 7 Leaps and bounds better than the previous few GWAR albums, although not without its inconsistencies. What really works here however is the beefier production and meatier guitar work, making most of the songs stronger and more memorable, if not exactly original. The band's well-integrated concept is fully intact as always, maintaining the sense of humour throughout. Highlights for me would be "Battle Lust" and "Happy Death-Day".

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