Lich King
World Gone Dead


4.0
excellent

Review

by BlackLlama USER (40 Reviews)
March 5th, 2012 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A Lich King album is like a hug from grandma. Nostalgic, sweet and when it holds on just a little too long it starts to get creepy. Thankfully World Gone Dead will leave you thrashed out and begging for more after just 45 minutes.

Somewhere on the west coast back in 1987, someone wrote a thrash metal hook that was so catchy and neck-snapping that it simply destroyed the entire planet. Thankfully that isn’t true, but Lich King comes damn close on their third release World Gone Dead. Not to take anything away from their previous releases but this one outshines them all. They managed to keep the tongue in cheek mannerisms while laying down some of the sickest thrash grooves of the past 15 years. Spaced out over 10 songs there are enough tempo changes and back beat hooks to satisfy even the most ravenous fan of the genre. The lyrics, as with all of the previous Lich King releases, are what make them a standout act. Albeit the album has a slightly (and I mean SLIGHTLY) less pubescent tone than Toxic Zombie Onslaught the lyrics are still something that most of the teenage and early twenty-something crowds will identify with. Behaver is a stand out track in this regards opening with:

Putting sprinkles on ice cream cones
Being polite when on the phone
Shoveling, walks for the elderly
Carving pumpkins for Halloween


If you are a fan of the bands previous work this should be all too familiar. The rest of the album is sprinkled with liberal amounts of great lyrics and head banging riffs. The production is leaps and bounds above their previous offerings (you can actually hear this one) and it will be great to see what the band does on their 4th release. I do have to point out one more song. A Storm of Swords is based off of the works by George R.R. Martin and is really well done, easily one of the best songs they have done.

The album rounds out great. Second to last is a cover of Aggressive Perfector. If you are going to cover some Slayer at least Lich King did it the right way (which is anything before South of Heaven). Finally we get to Lich King III. Not since the days of Overkill have we been treated to a series of songs that are A. named after the band, B. appear at the end of each album and C. kick major amounts of ass.



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BlackLlama
March 5th 2012


1669 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Felt like this one needed a review.

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Tyrannic
March 5th 2012


3262 Comments


now that's what i call an awesome opening sentence

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 5th 2012


6105 Comments


Good review, pos.

Are these guys a fun thrash band in the vein of Municipal Waste?

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BlackLlama
March 5th 2012


1669 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

If you like Municipal Waste you should love Lich King.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 5th 2012


16395 Comments


Somewhere on the west coast back in 1987, someone wrote a thrash metal hook that was so catchy and neck-snapping that it simply destroyed the entire planet


right on m/

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Cells
March 5th 2012


1875 Comments


haha that was a funny analogy

KILL
March 5th 2012


71795 Comments


shit band

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 5th 2012


16395 Comments


really? too bad. never heard anything by these guys but their album art n shit is cool

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
March 5th 2012


7041 Comments


m/

Somewhere on the west coast back in 1987, someone wrote a thrash metal hook that was so catchy and neck-snapping that it simply destroyed the entire planet

m/

LichKing
April 18th 2012


14 Comments


Awesome band, and so handsome. Everyone loves them. It's the Wyld Stallyns of our time.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
April 18th 2012


18483 Comments


so do you like this band

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KILL
April 18th 2012


71795 Comments


nice alt grant

DarthMann
October 11th 2012


13815 Comments


lol bands pretty shit but the albums funny



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