Lordi
Deadache


2.5
average

Review

by lexicons USER (2 Reviews)
December 25th, 2008 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If Ozzy Osborne and Dethklok mated; thus producing a metal-influenced, less-gay version of The Killers…well, that’s what Lordi’s new album would sound like.

Lordi, like so many metal bands nowadays, is from Finland. And like so many metal bands from Finland nowadays, Lordi has a tendency to go ridiculously overboard at times. The main difference between Lordi and oh, say, a band like HIM, is that Lordi doesn’t ask to be taken seriously. Is that really enough though to save their most recent album, “Deadache” from being musical mediocrity?

Well, yes and no. The quality of Deadache is very dependent upon the expectations of the listener. If you are looking for a fun romp through the land of oddly-dressed Finnish musicians, you won’t be disappointed. On the other hand, reinventing Beethoven this is not.

The album is consistent throughout in what it does; which is namely pummeling your ears with overly-epic anthems and your eyes with equally overblown song titles. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, considering that it’s hard not to sing along to tracks such as “Girls Go Chopping” or “Raise Hell in Heaven”. Also, bizarre kudos points for entitling a song “Man Skin Boots”. It’s when you dig in and actually start listening to the music though that problems begin to arise.

As far as musical technicality goes, Lordi remains solid throughout, but never strives to go above and beyond the clichéd synth metal and guitar solos. What compounds the problem is that the bass is essentially non-existent and the drumming, while there, is usually overridden by guitar and keyboards. About halfway through listening, you realize silly song concepts and 80s power orchestras are all this band really have going for them.

So when all is said and done, what we have is an album that relies on quirks and humor to make up for the fact that Lordi is lacking in the music originality department. Granted, the album is an enjoyable listen if nothing else, but with the overabundance of melodic death metal on the market, Deadache doesn’t really do anything to separate itself from the crowd. Now, if you are looking for some music to scratch your Dethklok itch, go ahead and get this. And for anyone who’s just curious about the album; listen if you want, but don’t be expecting to find an album to proudly pass on to your kids someday. That is, unless your kid turns out like the one mentioned in the summary.


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lexicons
December 25th 2008


144 Comments


This is what happens when you don't have Christmas. You write a review for a Finnish horror metal band. Thank you baby Jesus.

fireaboveicebelow
December 25th 2008


6837 Comments


gay gay gay gay band is gay

good first review, welcome!

lexicons
December 25th 2008


144 Comments


I hear rumors that Lordi actually plans to have a song called "gay gay gay gay" on their next album.

BallsToTheWall
December 25th 2008


44805 Comments


WOULD YOU LOVE A MONSTERMAN COULD YOU UNDERSTAND BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Awesome band, nice review. Still need to buy this.

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

Asiatic667
December 26th 2008


4648 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You really should Balls, it's awesome. The title track is about ed gein, btw. I want to make this my first review

foreverendeared
December 26th 2008


14678 Comments


A Lordi review with no mention of Gwar? you automatically get a pos for that. thank you

gaslightanthem
December 26th 2008


5209 Comments


aww balls was unbanned for christmas

BludgeonySteve
December 26th 2008


558 Comments


Hey guys let'sd call our album deadache. You know it sounds like headache. omg that's good yeah let's do that. k

lexicons
December 26th 2008


144 Comments


It makes me feel so fuzzy inside that people have been reading my review. Which is good, considering that this album made me feel like a Finnish cosplayer. Fuzziness trumps cosplay! Shazam!

kygermo
December 26th 2008


996 Comments


Yo F uck Lordi! But not your review!

Asiatic667
December 26th 2008


4648 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^
idiot alert

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
December 27th 2008


20857 Comments


A Lordi album review with no mention of the word 'EUROVISION'!

gaslightanthem
December 27th 2008


5209 Comments


EUROVISION!!This Message Edited On 12.27.08

Asiatic667
December 28th 2008


4648 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thier new costumes look great

lexicons
December 28th 2008


144 Comments


Hmm...I really wish their costumes would have incorporated more paper mache' though.

And fake boobs. Fake boobs are always funny.

Asiatic667
December 28th 2008


4648 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

whoa, sputnik has a new comedian

lexicons
December 28th 2008


144 Comments


I consider it more sarcastically spiteful than comedic

Asiatic667
December 29th 2008


4648 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I guess you didn't realise my previous post was sarcasm itself

shrikeman1
January 4th 2009


128 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

quote:a lordi album review with no mention of the 'EUROVISION'!

I read somewhere that they were sick of people only recognising them for their eurovision win instead of their music.

This Message Edited On 01.03.09

shrikeman1
January 22nd 2009


128 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Fake boobs are always funny.


Not on Mr.Lordi they're not!!
Bleeuugh!!



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