Release Date: Oct 20, 2017
Record label: Metal Blade
Genre(s): Heavy Metal
Read more: GWAR's Pustulus Maximus on their absurd rider, Trump and death With nearly 30 years under their belt, you'd think GWAR would lose steam and grow weary of taking shots at America's sacred cows and leaving behind raw hamburger meat. On the contrary, GWAR's response to a world gone mad is simple: reply with even more absurdity (as is the case in "El Presidente" and "Crushed by the Cross"). And given the state of the world and politics today, crazy may very well be what the sane need to survive.
The history of GWAR is littered with fake blood, death, jizz, menstrual blood, unspeakable gunk shot out of codpieces and bras, heroin overdoses (founder member Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungu, died in 2014), seaweed extract, outrageous costumes and the odd piece of public figure mutilation. As such, this long-standing band were ahead of their time when they started out with the morbid comic debauchery of debut album Hell-O! (1988), predating Game Of Thrones, for one, by several decades. Over the years, GWAR's sound has become codified into a Cannibal Corpse/Sabbath-style thrash metal, mostly unlistenable but pleasingly dark and numbskull nonetheless.